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Eli Olson

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Eli Olson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 2
Campaign website
Eli Olson was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Washington.

Olson works as a manager for an electrical distribution company. Prior to that he worked in data communications.[1]

Olson is the political director for the Snohomish County Young Republicans and is involved with the Campaign for Liberty.[1]


Campaign themes


Olson said his top priorities include national security, civil liberties (he opposes the Patriot Act and TSA procedures), and improved treatment of veterans.[1]

According to his website, Olson's campaign platform includes the following issues[2]:

  • Lower taxes
  • Second amendment
  • Reduced military involvement worldwide



See also: Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Olson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 2nd District.[3][4] He was defeated in the primary on August 7, 2012.[5]

In the 2nd District, Republican Dan Matthews was seen by some as presenting a serious threat to Democratic incumbent Rick Larsen.[6] An analyst, however, said, "There is no way a candidate like Larsen is going to lose in 2012."[7]

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