Liberty man pursues House seat

Clint Owlett

A Liberty resident has announced he is seeking the House seat recently vacated by Matt Baker.

Clint Owlett, a Republican, said he has a background in business, agriculture and community service.

“I am passionate about representing and improving the lives of our people and their children. This involvement has turned me into the man I am today– prepared to serve all of the people in the 68th District of Pennsylvania.,” he said.

Born and raised on a dairy farm in Tioga County, Owlett feels he “lives and breathes the values” of the district.

“From the opioid crisis to our struggling dairy industry to creating more jobs in our area, I plan to get directly involved and take action for the sake of our communities and our children. As the great Ronald Reagan once said, ‘Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.’ “

Owlett noted that Tioga County has lost major employers and sorely needs family-sustaining jobs for its population.

His experience working as a subcontractor in marketing for Black Creek Enterprise, of Liberty, gives him experience in drawing businesses to the area, he believes.

“We are going to continue to work with the gas industry for responsible gas exploration and growth and the jobs that go with it,” he said.

Owlett graduated from New Covenant Academy, of Mansfield, and studied and was employed with Three Springs Ministries, working in multiple arenas.

He also has worked at his family’s store, Owlett’s Sunshine Farm Market, of Wellsboro, as well as for other local companies. In 2012, he started his own construction and decorative concrete business.

He pointed to a strong Christian faith and dedication to serving people.

Owlett noted his friendship with Baker, the long-time House member he hopes to succeed.

“We do want people to realize we are not Matt. Matt did a good job with constituent services,” he said. “We are not trying to be Matt.”