Large Crowd Expected For Mike Owen Campaign Kickoff

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 21, 2017 / comments


Camino, CA – Supporters of popular entrepreneur Mike Owen are expecting a large crowd next Wednesday, August 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Crystal Basin Cellars for the campaign kickoff they are organizing to help elect him as our next County Auditor-Controller.  

Mike Owen is one of our County’s home grown success stories. As a teenager, Mike earned Life Rank in Boy Scouts and varsity letters in football and baseball at El Dorado High School while working after school to earn money for college. After graduating from El Dorado High School in 1980, Mike attended Oregon State University where he dabbled in Journalism and wrote for the school newspaper, The Daily Barometer, before transferring to the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. 

Mike passed the rigorous California CPA (Certified Public Accountant) examination and put his skills to work in the corporate world of Silicon Valley where he worked on audits of major companies like Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, and Ford Aerospace as well as a successful initial public stock offering (IPO) for Oratec Interventions, a medical device manufacturing company, where he served as Corporate Controller and Director of Information Technology.  

Mike is most proud of having led the financial efforts for the successful and on-time system conversion to Oracle at ESS Technologies, and working as the lead consultant responsible for developing and implementing a world-wide revenue audit for Cisco Systems to comply with complex Federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act regulations. 

In 2006, Mike returned home to serve as Chairman for the Economic Advisory Commission for El Dorado County and then as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the El Dorado County Health Services Department in 2010. Mike is a very active donor to numerous causes in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties and led the efforts to raise and distribute over $50K to residents affected by 2014’s King Fire.  

Today Mike Owen manages his thriving family business – Crystal Basin Cellars in Camino.

Proceeds from Mike Owen’s campaign kickoff will go to help him buy signs, flyers and other campaign tools.  

Suggested donations for Mike Owen’s campaign kickoff are $30.00 per person or $50.00 per couple.  Please e-mail or contact Melissa Owen @ (916) 203-5756 for further information.

The election for County Auditor-Controller and all other elected County Offices will be held next June 5th.