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Olsen Begins First Term In Assembly

Sacramento, CA–  Assemblymember Kristin Olsen took the oath of office this week as the new representative for the 25th Assembly District.


“My top priorities will be government reform, job creation and local control,” said Olsen. “And budget reform is at the top of the list. We’ve just got to stop the continual budget gimmicks, the continual kicking the can down the road and saying we’ll deal with the problem later. It’s got to be dealt with now because every time we delay it, the problem gets worse.”


After being sworn in at the State Capitol, Olsen introduced her first bill as a state lawmaker, Assembly Constitutional Amendment 8, which the new Republican Assemblymember says will change California’s annual budget plan to a two-year budget proposal. ACA 8 would prohibit the adoption of a budget that leaves the state with a deficit in the succeeding year unless specific solutions are provided to eliminate the deficit.


Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Olsen served as a member of the Modesto City Council for five years. Olsen succeeds outgoing Assemblyman Tom Berryhill, who was recently elected to the California State Senate.


The 25th Assembly District includes the communities of Sonora, Angels Camp, Mariposa, Oakdale, Riverbank, Modesto, Waterford, Hughson, Chowchilla, Oakhurst and Mammoth Lakes.


Written by tina.falco@mlode.com