Hi, I'm Reed Olson and I would like to be your next MN 2A House Representative.
I know my community.
I see the challenges my neighbors face every day.
I understand what we must do to improve the lives of rural Minnesotans right now.
I come from a proud farming family in Litchfield, MN, where my earliest jobs included corn detasseling, rock picking and cleaning pig stalls. After heading north to work at the Concordia Language Villages, I was enthralled with the Bemidji-area landscape and decided to set down roots. I fell in love with my Northwoods neighbors quickly as well, and decided to enter local politics in 2013 as a Bemidji City Council-member. I recently finished my second term as a Beltrami County Commissioner.
FIGHTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS
For over fifteen years, I have been a small business owner in rural Minnesota. I understand the pressures that small business owners face, and I am familiar with the hard work necessary to make the dream of small business ownership a reality.
MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING
As a founding member and current director of a non-profit which operates two emergency shelters in Bemidji, I understand the policies that prevent people from accessing quality housing. I witness the struggles that unhoused people face and I am ready to work tirelessly to secure affordable housing for all Minnesotans.
SUPPORTING OUR WORKERS IN ST. PAUL
I have been a worker my whole life and I look forward to continuing to support the workers in our communities. As your representative, I will work to:
■ Build more housing in rural Minnesota,
■ Expand rural access to quality childcare,
■ Create more high quality jobs for rural Minnesotans,
■ Eliminate social security income tax,
■ Defend women's reproductive rights,
■ Address our mental health crisis,
■& Lower the cost of postsecondary education for all Minnesotans at Minnesota institutions.