Welcome to the Bob Olsen for Congress Website

About Me

My background

  I have spent my entire adult life serving the public. I come from a blue collar family, and am the first in my family to graduate from college, ultimately earning a law degree. I’ve held several overlapping positions throughout my professional career. I am a retired military veteran with 10 years active duty and 22 years in the reserve, recalled twice following 9-11. I am also a retired firefighter, heavily involved in labor issues as a Union vice-president, negotiator, and shop steward.  I’ve worked as a 911 dispatcher, police officer, DEA agent, an adjunct college professor, small business owner, an analyst for Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), a trainer for US Navy security forces, and as a lawyer serving primarily modest means families and indigent defense. I continue to serve my community here in Arizona as a volunteer Sheriff’s Posse dispatcher and patrol officer.  I’ve been married to my wife Linda for nearly 30 years. We have two beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons. I look forward to serving Arizona as US Representative for Congressional District 8, and welcome the challenge of working across the aisle to reach outcomes that help Arizona and our nation.    

My top issues

Healthcare

Education

Veterans 

Equality

Immigration

Jobs  

Economy

Bureaucracy

Endorsements

As endorsements come in, they will be listed here.

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