Former Republican Rep To Run For House As Independent In 2014

Mar 20, 2014

Former two-term Republican Rep. Oliver Olsen from Jamaica is looking to return to the Statehouse, this time as an Independent.

Olsen made a name for himself on the House Committee on Ways and Means, where he became heavily involved in the debate over education financing reforms.

Olsen is looking to fill the Windham-Windsor-Bennington seat being vacated by the departing Rep. Charles “Tim” Goodwin, an Independent.

“Between property taxes, education governance, health care reform, and economic development, Vermont is facing some monumental issues over the next few years. I plan to leverage my experience to bring forward innovative solutions to these challenges, while being a strong advocate for our community,” Olsen said in a written release.