About Pat

The Right Priorities

A quick glance at Pat Ownbey’s calendar and his list of priorities quickly comes into focus. Pat and his wife Kathy have been married for 34 years and have two married children along with a two year old grandaughter. Pat is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Ardmore, where he has served as Chairman of the Deacons, and he cares deeply about the families in District #48 and the future they will inherit.

The Right Experience

As the owner of a property management company and the former owner and manager of a radio broadcast company, Pat understands firsthand the challenges our small businesses face. He wants to reform government by taking a businessman’s approach to spending, budgeting and resource management. In fact, for the last eight years, Pat and his wife Kathy have taught Financial Peace University, a course designed by Christian financial counselor Dave Ramsey.

The Right Leadership

Pat Ownbey has a track record of solid, effective leadership. He has led his family, two successful businesses and several community organizations. Pat is the former president of the local Kiwanis Club and the United Way of Southern Oklahoma. He is past vice president of the Southern Oklahoma Blood Institute. Pat has also served on numerous boards including the YMCA, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Crimestoppers, and the Greater Ardmore Scholarship Foundation. He also served as one of the founding board members of Leadership Ardmore. Adding to his credentials, the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce honored Pat with the Bob Cypert Leadership Award, an honor bestowed upon only a few individuals that exhibit great community leadership.

During his first term as State Representative, Pat served on three important legislative committees. These include Economic Development, Public Health, and Revenue and Taxation. He was also appointed as one of only two representatives to serve on the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development. Pat and Representative Jason Nelson of Oklahoma City took it upon themselves to form a voluntary group of legislators which reviewed bills prior to their vote on the House floor. This proved to be important work considering the number of bills that lawmakers vote on during the session.