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Johnny Owens 
County Commissioner
Term: January 2017 - December 2020
 
315 SW 5th Street, Suite 303
Lawton, OK 73501
580-353-3717
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Born on Ft. Sill, Johnny Owens is a lifelong Lawtonian, and a longtime businessman and commercial real estate broker. 

As the Comanche County Central District is entirely within Lawton city limits, Commissioner Owens’s primary responsibility is the Comanche County Courthouse. He is also heavily involved with the Comanche County Fairgrounds, the Comanche County Detention Center, the Comanche County Regional Juvenile Detention Center, and the Oklahoma State University Extension Office. 

Since being voted in as Comanche County District 2 Commissioner, Owens is proud of the upgrades and improvements made at the Courthouse during his tenure.  With his 31+ years of experience in commercial real estate, Owens has the knowledge and capabilities for maintaining a facility the size of the Courthouse, while also ensuring the safety of the public and its employees.

Maintaining, improving, and strengthening the 46-year-old courthouse has been the focus of Owens’s efforts.  He has worked with the Lawton Fire Marshals to bring the fire alarm system into compliance with local fire codes; installed an X-ray machine at the west entrance of the Courthouse, which is staffed and monitored by the Sheriff’s Office, to provide security for the public as well as the employees; replaced the old chiller with a new one which has improved the cooling and heating efficiency of the courthouse, thus reducing operating costs; along with many other courthouse improvements.

Owens is currently the chairman of the Comanche County Board of County Commissioners, as well as chairman of the City of Lawton Board of Adjustments and the Lawton Metropolitan Area Airport Authority.  He is associated with many local civic and service organizations and continues to give back to the community; he is also involved in Comanche County Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Starlight Fund and Cameron University President’s Partners.

Owens and his wife, Kaye, have three daughters and are lifetime residents of Comanche County.  They are members of Lawton First Assembly Church.