Owens said he will work hard to convince voters in the western portion of the district that he will be a good congressman for everyone.
"I'm going to get over there and meet the people and convey the issues," he said.
There are several others seeking the Democratic Party nod for the race, and party leaders are expected to pick a candidate by Aug. 10.
"I think I can bring something to the process and can do good things for our area," Owens said.
"That's the bottom line; helping our area."
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