Kristin Olsen was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2010. She represents the 25th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Angels Camp, Chowchilla, Hughson, Mammoth Lakes, Mariposa, Modesto, Oakdale, Oakhurst, Riverbank, Sonora, and Waterford.
Olsen has been appointed to serve as a member of the Assembly Insurance, Agriculture and Water, Parks & Wildlife committees and the Joint Sunset Review committee. She is also the Vice Chair of the Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media committee.
Olsen has a passion for the businesses, communities and people of California's Central Valley and foothill communities. Born, raised, and now raising her own family in Modesto, Olsen is a committed and respected leader with a reputation for reform and hard work.
Olsen also believes wholeheartedly in the principles of local control; keeping tax revenues working at the local level to provide the best schools, police and fire response, roads, parks, and other quality of life services citizens deserve.
First elected to the Modesto City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, Olsen is a lawmaker who understands the importance of stimulating business investment without the burdens of government-imposed taxes. Olsen voted against and defeated the ordinance that would have imposed a new fee on applications for business licenses. Olsen also partnered with business leaders in Modesto's manufacturing industry to establish an Economic Capacity Bank, helping to bring new business and create new jobs in Modesto.
Olsen attends Big Valley Grace Community Church with her husband, Rod, and their three children.