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  • Lynn Olson selected as Democratic Candidate for House District 23

     Lynn Olson of Standish has been selected as the Democratic candidate for a special election for House District 23 on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

    “It is an honor to be nominated to represent the people of Standish,” said Olson. “In my role as the Chair of the Standish Town Council, I have become very familiar with issues of Standish residents. It’s important that we have a representative who will advocate for our community and work across party lines to get things done. I look forward to talking to residents over the next two months and earning their votes.”

    Olson is a small business owner and dedicated public servant who lives in the Standish area. She owns her own consulting firm, providing expertise to help grow area businesses. Previously she served as the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and worked for the Maine Community College system as their Chief Financial Officer, where she advocated for workplace development and was responsible for strategic budget planning."

    “I am thrilled that Lynn Olson is running to represent the Standish community in the legislature,” said Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick. “Lynn has dedicated her career to training workers, educating our kids and writing budgets. I can’t think of anybody better to help grow Maine’s economy and protect valuable taxpayer dollars. Lynn will be an excellent advocate for the residents of Standish.”

    “I am very sad to be leaving the legislature, but I can’t think of anybody better to replace me than Lynn Olson,” said Mike Shaw, the former State Representative who stepped down last month after relocating his family. “She has an incredible commitment to the town of Standish and she understands the values of Standish residents.”

    Olson will run as a Clean Elections candidate and will focus on a positive, grassroots campaign.