Occupational Background: Chemical Engineer at Albany Research Center, U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1966 to 1996
Educational Background: BA, Physics, Pacific Lutheran University, 1959; Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1966
Prior Governmental Experience: Elected Albany City Council Ward I, 1972; Reelected Albany City Council Ward 1, 1976; Elected Albany Mayor, 1978; Elected Albany City Council Ward I, 1998; Reelected Albany City Council Ward 1, 2002; Reelected Albany City Council Ward 1, 2006
Accomplishments as City Councilman:
|Neighborhood rezoned from apartment to single family||1971|
|Downtown Carnegie Library kept open||1974|
|Prevented urban renewal that would have demolished downtown business and residential neighborhoods||1976|
|Historic Monteith house purchased and preserved.||1976|
|Downtown parking meters removed||1977|
|Ambulance service returned to its rightful place in Albany Fire Department||1979|
|Central School preserved from demolition||1980|
|Three downtown historic districts formed||1980|
|Carnegie Library again kept open and Carnegie Endowment Fund initiated||1990|
|Albany Airport kept open||1998|
|Swanson Pool reopened as Cool Water Park||2005|
|Central School again saved from condemnation||2005|
The above accomplishments show my concerns for and stewardship of the City of Albany. As your Representative I will show the same concern for the qualities that make Oregon the great place to live that we now enjoy. Having taken no moneys from corporations, lobbyists or Chambers of Commerce, I will remain free to listen to the wants and needs of all Oregonians and particularly those of the residents of State House District 15. Let's keep Oregon green.
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I will urge legislation to prevent housing of forensic patients (the criminally insane) in residential neighborhoods.
I will oppose imposition of any sales tax.
web site: www.dickolsen.org
(This information furnished by Olsen for District 15 State Rep Committee.)