Jeff Ownby is serving his first term as Commissioner of the Fourth District, having defeated Finbarr Saunders in the General election in August 2010.
Jeff served in the United States Navy, his military career sending him all over the country, from San Diego, California to Boston, Massachusetts, and finally, the Navy/Marine Training Center on Alcoa Highway.
Commissioner Ownby is a man with a blue collar initiative. He believes that hard work is the root to success, and credits his grandparents with instilling the morals and values that he carries with him today.
Guided by the United States Constitution and strong religious beliefs, Commissioner Ownby wants to serve the 4th District and Knox County, to ensure the citizens a voice in their local government. He wants to bring back a conservative fiscal approach and make certain the taxpayers’ money is wisely spent.
Jeff was born on April 12th, 1967, at Baptist Hospital in downtown Knoxville. He comes from a big family including four brothers and two sisters. Jeff and his high school sweetheart, Jayme Nelson Ownby, have been married for 22 years. Jeff and Jayme reside in West Knoxville with their two sons, Jeffrey Carl II and Jeremy Charles and 5 foster children.