January 16, 2016
For Immediate Release
Mayor Allen Owen Announces Re-Election Bid
Missouri City Mayor Prepares for May 7, 2016 Election
Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen has announced he is filing for re-election. Owen and his wife of 48 years Jane have made Missouri City home for nearly 40 years. Both are passionately proud of the city they love. “I’ve dedicated my life as a committed husband, father, business leader/builder and civic volunteer to make Missouri City the best city imaginable.”
After retiring from banking, Owen became increasingly involved in improving the quality of life in the city. “In recent years, we’ve worked hard with our City Council, its economic development team and local the business community to attract over $500,000,000 in new business, leading to hundreds of new jobs, and to Missouri City being voted as one of two Texas cities of the top 50 cities in the USA to live in.”
According to Forbes Magazine, Missouri City continues to be one of America’s safest, most affordable and best quality of life places to raise a family, build a business, live, and retire. In a recent Rice University study, Missouri City was named “the most ethnically diverse city in the most ethnically diverse region in the country.”
“I’m particularly proud of our continuing push by City Council to improve public safety. We recently opened Fire Station Number 5, are working to build Fire Station 6 and approved pay raises for Police and Fire Forces and all city workers. We’ve hired five new Motorcycle Police Officers.” In spite of struggling economic conditions in other areas, “Missouri City home values have jumped 14 percent and remain one of the best buys in the area, because of our proximity to Houston, the Texas Medical Center, Energy Corridor and the Port of Houston.”
Owen serves on many boards, committees and civic organizations throughout Missouri City. “Engagement is critical to me. We’re excited about HCC building at Texas Parkway adjacent to City Hall with a $35 million investment to boost redevelopment there as a striking welcome to our City. Our library is growing, work continues for Metro getting commuter rail to our City along 90, and soon a bus network to move our citizens to and from work and school,” he said.
Allen and Jane are First United Methodist Church members where they raised their children including a daughter who serves as a local teacher and are grateful Missouri City remains where their children and grandchildren want to visit. Owen earned degrees from Stephen F. Austin and the SMU – Graduate School of Finance and Banking.
For Additional Information contact:
Mayor Allen Owen
2022 Masters Lane
Missouri City, Texas 77459
Office 281-416-8986 Fax 281-437-5551