Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen will be the guest speaker at the Turlock Tea Party meeting on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30pm, held at Pizza Factory (1050 W. Monte Vista Avenue).
Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) announced back in November that she will seek re-election in the newly drawn Assembly District 12, covering parts of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties.
Olsen currently represents about half of the new AD12 in the Assembly now as she has served in the AD25 since she was elected in 2010. The new parts of the district include Southern and Eastern San Joaquin County as well as Turlock in Stanislaus County, where Olsen worked for many years at California State University, Stanislaus as the vice president of communications.
“This would be a great time for all of Turlock to meet their new Assemblywoman,” states the North Valley Tea Party Patriots’ facebook page.
Assemblywoman Olsen’s press release announcing her bid for reelection states that in the Assembly, she has earned a reputation for reform, transparency, and hard work. She has focused on reforming state government and bringing more local control to cities, counties, special districts and school districts. Olsen believes it’s not fair to saddle the entire state with “one-size-fits-all policies” because often what’s best for urban population centers like Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco does not work in other areas of the state.
Olsen states that she will continue to work for bi-partisan reform.
“It has been an honor to serve in the Assembly," said Olsen. "I look forward to continuing to represent this area as an advocate for job creation, governance reform, and prioritizing core services like education and public safety. My focus is on problem-solving, not partisan politics, and I will continue to work hard to stand up for the Central Valley and commonsense reforms that will return economic prosperity to California."
The Olsen campaign announced as of January 30, 2012, Olsen has more than $230,000 cash on hand while holding a leadership position as Minority Whip in the Assembly.
Olsen has a lifetime commitment to the Central Valley that includes her childhood home, her former district when she served on the Modesto City Council and her current home.
Olsen and her husband, Rod, have three children, are active in the community, and attend Big Valley Grace Community Church.
For more information on Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen’s campaign, visit www.kristinolsen.org.