State Representative
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Dick
Olsen

Democrat

Occupation: Retired

Occupational Background: Chemical Engineer at Albany Research Center, U.S. Bureau of Mines 1966 to 1996

Educational Background: BA Physics Pacific Lutheran University, 1959; PhD. Chemical Engineering Oregon State University, 1966

Prior Governmental Experience: Elected Albany City Council Ward I, 1972; Reelected Albany City Council Ward I, 1976; Elected Albany Mayor, 1978; Elected Albany City Council Ward I, 1998; Reelected Albany City Council Ward I, 2002; Reelected Albany City Council Ward I, 2006

Accomplishments:
Neighborhood rezoned from apartment to single family   1971
Downtown Carnegie Library kept open   1974
Prevented urban renewal that would have demolished downtown business and residential neighborhoods   1976
Historic Monteith house purchased and preserved.   1976
Downtown parking meters removed   1977
Ambulance service returned to its rightful place in Albany Fire Department   1979
Central School preserved from demolition   1980
Three downtown historic districts formed   1980
Carnegie Library again kept open and Carnegie Endowment Fund initiated   1990
Albany Airport kept open   1998
Swanson Pool reopened as Cool Water Park   2005
Central School again saved from condemnation   2005

The above accomplishments show my concerns for and stewardship of the City of Albany. As your Representative I will show the same concern for the qualities that make Oregon the great place to live that we now enjoy. Having taken no moneys from corporations, lobbyists or Chambers of Commerce, I will remain free to listen to the wants and needs of all Oregonians and particularly those of the residents of District 15.

Let's keep Oregon green.

Phone: 926-7348      e-mail: rsolsen@proaxis.com

(This information furnished by Olsen for District 15 State Rep Committee.)