James M. Olsen
A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 23 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: none
Other Professional Experience: 30-year career with Coast Guard retiring as a Captain USCGR, with command leadership duties in port security, marine safety and naval warfare. I was NW project officer for CG streamlining initiative and worked international affairs for the USCG Commandant. Principal in multi-million dollar real estate investment firm for 40 years providing rental housing in Kitsap and King Counties.
Education: BA Hobart College 1972, National Security programs at Naval War College and National Defense University, Washington D.C.
Community Service: volunteer Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, St. Cecilia's Parish, Boy Scouts of America. Statement: Washington State is dangerously burdened by excessive government spending, excessive government employment, lack of clear core-mission focus. In my capacity as a business owner and in my 30-year Coast Guard career, I sought challenging assignments constrained by severe budget contraints and complex organizational challenges. I know how to lead people and to focus on the core missions. I know what it means to be accountable for costs, worker performance and customer satisfaction. I know what vision is. I will champion legislation to streamline and restructure DSHS and WADOT.
www.voteolsen23.com is my road map to a prosperous Washington.