Christopher Olson

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Christopher Olson
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North Dakota House of Representatives, District 13
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2014 - present
Term ends
November 31, 2018
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Campaign website
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Christopher Olson is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Olson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Life

  • Excerpt: "The Constitution is clear in the matter of the inalienable right of a person to their own life. Modern science, untainted by political confusion, is clear on the biological result of conception. Therefore, I support the rightful purpose of reestablishing the rule of law in the State of North Dakota and defining life at conception. The lives of all North Dakotans deserve equal protection, without discrimination towards developmental status."

Education

  • Excerpt: "North Dakotans ought to have school choice. I’ll fight for the rights of homeschoolers and private schoolers. At the same time, I’ll fight for the fiscal responsibility and common sense policies necessary to ensure our public schools deliver the best value. Here in West Fargo, I understand all to well the struggles at providing enough classroom space for fast growing communities. With responsible budgeting that ensures Constitutional prerogatives on school funding are followed, I’m confident we can satisfy the needs of our growth."

Taxes & Spending

  • Excerpt: "With skyrocketing revenues, largely from our booming oil industry, I’d like to see taxes reduced or even eliminated as much as possible on everyday North Dakotans. I don’t believe in policies that cater to particular groups or business interests. I’ll work to reduce taxes across the board, wherever practical and possible. I’ll hold the line on state spending beyond the core functions of government and will proactively work to cut waste and inefficiency."

Banking & Finance

  • Excerpt: "With my background and experience in finance, I will support monetary reforms that advance the economic security and independence of North Dakotans. I’ll be outlining more specific policy proposals in the near future."

Oil Industry

  • Excerpt: "North Dakota’s oil boom is an enormous blessing in the midst of a nationwide economic downturn. We have a moral obligation to pursue tax and regulatory policies that support and encourage this immense financial benefit to our great state. At the same time, we must prioritize much needed infrastructure to match the demands and challenges ahead, while not unduly burdening ordinary citizens with special assessments."

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Kim Koppelman and Christopher Olson were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jaci Stofferahn and Scott Brand were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Koppelman and Olson defeated Stofferahn and Brand in the general election.[2][3][4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKim Koppelman Incumbent 32.8% 3,034
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Olson 26.4% 2,443
     Democratic Scott Brand 22.6% 2,089
     Democratic Jaci Stofferahn 18.2% 1,687
Total Votes 9,253

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