A message from Bill Olsen, Republican Candidate for FL House District 51

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A message from Bill Olsen, Republican Candidate for FL House District 51

Friends and neighbors,

My name is Bill Olson. I live in Davenport Florida, where I retired after serving 27 years in the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class. It is my great honor to be on the ballot to become your representative in Northern Polk County. Redistricting created a new House of Representatives District #51. I had the great honor of being your Republican nominee during the 2020 election for Florida’s 9th Congressional District.

Though I don’t usually talk about my military record, I think it’s important for my neighbors to understand my extensive experience.  During my career I received four Army Achievement Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, and two Meritorious Service Medals – all for outstanding peacetime service.   During wartime service I was awarded an additional Army Commendation Medal for my meritorious service in liberating Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. In 2008 I was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious service during the global war on terror in Afghanistan.

After retiring from the U.S. Military, I went to work for Disney Parks as an attraction host and Guest Services cast member. I live with my wife Lienhuong, who is a naturalized American citizen of Vietnamese descent. She is an accomplished fashion designer. We share four sons: Billy, Erik, Tyler, and Nấm.

Foundational Philosophy

This election is not about me! It is about ”We the People”. I’m not a politician. I don’t have a law degree. I earned my education in the Cold War frontiers of Germany and South Korea, as well as the battlefields of Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Experiencing the horrors of war, death, and destruction – and the chaos and turmoil it brought America – was moving and saddening. I think it gives me a unique perspective on the greatness of America! I’m running to fight for American greatness, American peace, and American pride.

In this campaign I won’t be resorting to personal attacks on my opponent. I follow Reagan’s 11th commandment, and won’t ‘speak ill of another Republican’. Win or lose, I believe in integrity.

Here’s where I stand. I am a Christian conservative. You and I might come from different backgrounds, or live different lives. But I will always work hard to understand your needs and represent you with fairness and dignity.

My guide stones? The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Holy Bible. Those texts remind us of where we came from. They detail the tyranny we faced, and overcame. They enumerate our God-given rights, and acknowledge that the role of government is to protect those rights. They make us a moral people. It would be my great honor to represent you here in Florida’s 51st district! If you would like to find out more information please visit my website at www.billolson4fl.com.

God bless America!