Bill Olsen

Meet Bill Olson

Bill lives in Davenport Florida, where he retired after serving 27 years in the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class.

A decorated soldier, Bill received four Army Achievement Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, and two Meritorious Service Medals – all for outstanding peacetime service.   Bill was awarded an additional Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service in liberating Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, and in 2008 was awarded the Bronze Star for exceptionally meritorious service during the global war on terror in Afghanistan.

After retiring from the U.S. Military, Bill went to work for Disney Parks as an educator and guide. Bill lives with his wife Lienhuong, a fashion designer, with whom he has four sons: Billy, Erik, Tyler, and Nam.

Billy, a United States Navy veteran, now lives and works in Chicago, IL.  Erik, a career United States Air Force Airman, is currently stationed in Japan.  Tyler is a United States Air Force reservist, currently stationed in Kuwait. Nam is a small business owner.

Foundational Philosophy

“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. Seeing that death and destruction – and the chaos and turmoil it brought America – was moving and saddening. 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 opponents. I follow Reagan’s 11th commandment, and won’t ‘speak ill of another Republican’. Win or lose, I believe in integrity.

My opponents and I may disagree on some things, or a lot of things. But 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. And they make us a moral people.

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