Next Step for Owens: Private Sector

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Colorado Governor Bill Owens still has one year left of his second term, but he says he has plans for the future.

Bill Owens said, "I'm going to pay some bills and start to add a little to our family's budget, and that's really what I plan on doing is going in the private sector. You never know what the future might hold, but I'm looking forward to it."

Owens added, he may have three children in college at the same time, and needs some way to pay for those expenses.

Political analysts say Owens won't be in the private sector for long. Colorado College Political Science Professor Bob Loevy said, "There are no opportunities for him at the present time, so he has to go into the private sector, but I think he'll be waiting for something to open up in the public sector."

Loevy said he could see Owens running for a U.S. Senate seat or possibly U.S. House of Representatives. He says term limits have put a limit on his immediate political future. He believes Owens' track record in government won't keep him out for long.