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Randall Olsen

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Randall Olsen
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 16
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolOTHS (1966)
Bachelor'sTroy State University (1984)
Master'sAuburn University (1986), Luther Seminary (1995)
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Randall Olsen was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 16th Congressional District of Illinois.[1] Olsen was defeated by challenger Adam Kinzinger (R) in the general election.[2] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3]



  • 1966: OTHS
  • 1984: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Troy State University
  • 1986: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Auburn University
  • 1995: Master’s of Divinity, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota


Military Service:[4]

  • US Air Force
    • 1968 to 1977: Radiology Tech
    • 1977 to 1988: Nuclear Medicine Tech
    • Retired in August 1988

Olsen worked in Nuclear Medicine as a Nuclear Cardiology Technologist from 2003 to 2013. He retired in August 2013.[4]



See also: Illinois' 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

Olsen ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 16th District.[1] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Illinois District 16 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Kinzinger Incumbent 70.6% 153,388
     Democratic Randall Olsen 29.4% 63,810
Total Votes 217,198
Source: Illinois Secretary of State Official Results

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