Since taking office in June 2018, Clinton Owlett has made strengthening families, supporting the agriculture industry and ensuring the voice of rural Pennsylvania is heard at the state Capitol his top priorities.
He serves on the following House committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session: Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ethics, Health and State Government. He is also a member of the House Appropriations Committee where he serves as chair of the Subcommittee on Health and Welfare.
Separate from his legislative committees, Clint was appointed to serve on the board of the Center for Dairy Excellence as well as the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Clint has sponsored several bills that have become law, including ones to help infants and children born to opioid-dependent adults, give law enforcement additional tools to combat the opioid epidemic and establish the Dairy Investment Program to help the state’s struggling dairy industry. Clint has also been a leader in tackling the challenges to maintaining the region’s creeks and streams to prevent flooding and protect lives and livelihoods.
His decision to become a public servant was derived from his close family ties to the community, small business experience and heart for servant leadership that comes from his faith.
Clint was born and raised in Tioga County, having grown up on a dairy farm in Middlebury Center. He graduated from New Covenant Academy High School in 2001 and then completed Three Springs Ministries’ True North internship, with a focus on experiential education, wilderness exploration, camp ministry and servant leadership.
He also worked at Three Springs Ministries, first as director of program development and then as general manager. Clint also worked in the family store, Owlett’s Sunshine Farm Market, where he learned the fundamentals of running a small business in Pennsylvania. His work ethic and passion to take on a challenge came from his father and grandfather while growing up on a dairy farm.
After years of working for others and developing a love for small business, Clint started his own construction and decorative concrete business in 2012. He chose decorative concrete because it allowed him to create unique projects not otherwise readily available in the region at the time. Just as he looked for new opportunities for his business back then, he continues looking for new opportunities for the people of the Northern Tier today.
Clint lives in Morris with his wife, Lauren, and their four young children, Colton, Anna, Calvin and Chase.
His love for the many communities that make up the 68th District and the values that all those in the Northern Tier hold near and dear to their hearts are what keep him grounded during his time in office. He is committed to ensuring rural Pennsylvania is no longer forgotten in Harrisburg.