Hi, I’m Shawn Olson.
Born in the Winter of 1971 and raised in scenic Alexandria. Degree from Moorhead State University. Been to 49 states and 20 countries (Europe and Middle East). Life is short and the world is big, so get out there and look around.
Field Archaeologist. Small business owner. Have a variety of national clients crafting social media strategies, doing research, viral marketing, and providing high end brand support on the internet. Invested 100 hour work weeks with no days off for the first few years.
Recreation: travel, kayak, swim, boat, disc golf, tennis, bike on the trails, camp, hunt, and build unnecessarily large bonfires.
I promised myself that I would be honest in this campaign and let the cards fall where they will. Perhaps not the best political strategy, but I'm not a politician. I will only serve 2 terms in Senate District 8. If you can’t get it done in 8 years, you probably have the wrong job.
To show that I work for you, I'll only accept a salary of $27,000 per year, which is the median individual wage of Americans. When your wages go up, mine goes up, not before.
Strong leadership requires building broad coalitions and working in partnerships to make life better for the people that live here. We won't get that done with the career politicians currently pretending to represent west central Minnesota. We need new leaders. Vote them all out.