Turlock is not in Assembly District 25 although TurlockCityNews.com readers may know Assembly candidate Kristin Olsen who is the AVP for Communications & Public Affairs at CSU Stanislaus and the Vice Mayor of Modesto.
Kristin Olsen’s campaign announced her decision to run for Assembly and states that she will work to reform Sacramento.
Here is the press release submitted to TurlockCityNews.com:
Modesto Vice-Mayor Kristin Olsen has announced her candidacy to succeed Assemblyman Tom Berryhill. Berryhill will be leaving this seat to run for the State Senate seat currently held by Senator Dave Cogdill who has decided not to seek re-election.
“Sacramento needs to change. The Legislature continues to fail the people of California by acting like children while California needs job creation and tax relief,” said Olsen. “As someone who understands the Legislature, has worked in the private sector, and has earned a reputation in local government for reform and hard work, I am uniquely qualified to represent the people of this area in the Assembly.”
Kristin has a lifetime commitment to the Central Valley and foothill communities. She was born and raised in Modesto where she is raising her young family and now serving her second term on the City Council.
After graduating magna cum laude from Westmont College she moved to Sacramento where she worked for former Senator Tim Leslie. Kristin then spent five years working for the California Restaurant Association advocating for small business owners fighting excessive regulation and taxation. She is currently the Assistant Vice-President for Communications & Public Affairs at California State University Stanislaus.
Kristin was elected to the City Council in 2005 when she beat an incumbent. Last November she was re-elected with a margin of more than 30 points. She has been an active member of Modesto Rotary and attends Big Valley Grace Community Church with her husband Rod and three children, J.T., Sophie, and Grady.
Visit www.kristinolsen.org for more information.