Elected Experience: PCO #318 Fort Ward
Other Professional Experience: Professional experience is 30-year private-sector small-business providing affordable rental housing in King and Kitsap Counties. I know the trials and difficulties of business. Retired as a USCG Captain with 30-years command experience in marine safety and naval warfare. Project officer for USCG innovative streamlining project saving millions in rent and increased performance. I am an innovative thinker and experience negotiator who will not be swayed by out-of-state special-interest money and influence but driven by integrity and free-market solutions.
Education: BA Hobart College; Naval War College and National Defense University military study
Community Service: No information submitted
Statement: Washington State is dangerously burdened by excessive government spending, over-staffing and lack of clear mission focus. In my capacity as business owner and 30-year USCG career, I sought challenging assignments constrained by severe budget and complex organizational challenges. I know leadership and how to focus on the reformation. I will not bow to out-of-state special interest money. I know what it means to be accountable for costs, performance and compassion. I know what vision is.
I will champion legislation to streamline and restructure DSHS/ WADOT. www.voteolsen23.com is my road map to a prosperous Washington.