OK House District: HD 2
Party Affiliation: Republican
Candidate Olsen does not have a Democratic opponent and will therefore serve as the next Representative for this district.
Jim Olsen is the Republican State Representative District 2 in Oklahoma. Jim Olsen is very grateful to be saved by the grace of God! He is a husband to a wonderful wife and father to seven wonderful children. He also has four great son in laws and five beautiful grandchildren. They are the joy of his life.
His education includes: • Bachelor in business from the State University of New York at Albany. • AA in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. • Graduated from Free Gospel Bible Institute in Export, Pa. • Graduated from Kingsway Missionary Institute (Spanish Language Course) in McAllen, Texas.
Jim Olsen has a variety of work experiences, giving him a diverse and broad perspective. He has worked in factory and farm work, as an iron worker, preacher, missionary, in research and development, quality assurance, management, and disaster home inspection. He is presently a small business owner and real estate agent.
Jim Olsen feels very privileged to be a Sunday school teacher at Watts Holiness Church in Sallisaw, Ok. His passions are family, church, working out, history and constitutional law. He enjoys serving the state of Oklahoma! First things first – While good government is imperative, it can in no way be a substitute for the more important matters of individuals and families having a relationship with God, and serving Him according to the Bible. Further, neither can government take the place of personal and family responsibility.
Life begins at conception. Protect innocent unborn life. This is the bare minimum for any decent civilized society.
Pro Second Amendment
The right to keep and bear arms. Keep this right and work to expand this right to constitutional carry. Let the criminals be in fear of upright and free men.
Marriage and Family
Traditional marriage and family is a cornerstone of western Christian civilization. Any other arrangement is bad for everyone involved.
Financial responsibility for government is just as important as it is for individuals. Both need to spend within their means. Taxes should not be increased by government fiat. In general, they should be raised only when the people of Oklahoma decide that they want their taxes raised.
Support for locally controlled public education, and higher pay for teachers in a financially responsible manner. Public education should be fully funded. If at all possible, this should be done without increasing taxes. Parents should be able to choose what they believe is best for their own children, whether that is public education, private, Christian or homeschooling.
Law and Order
To protect the innocent, laws against crime must be enforced clearly and quickly. Restitution, wherever practical and possible should be required from criminals to victims. Capital crimes should be punished with the death penalty, and in a timely manner. Federal immigration law must be supported by local law enforcement. Sanctuary city policies must be prohibited in the state of Oklahoma.