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State Representative David Olsen – It’s official

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On July 30, 2016

DuPage Co. (ECWd) –

David Olsen of Downers Grove has been officially appointed to the vacant State Representative seat for the 81st District. Congratulations Representative Olsen.  That selection was determined today by DuPage County Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will County Chairman Kathy Havel.

Olsen is a Downers Grove Village Council member who was elected in 2013.  He was named as Mayor Pro Tem in 2015.  He was recently appointed to fill the vacancy at the College of DuPage left by the resignation of reformer trustee Kathy Hamilton.  A more detailed bio on Representative Olsen can be viewed at the Downers Grove website at  this link.

We understand he will resign his post at Downers Grove, however, will finish out his term at COD, which ends in April of 2017.

We hope that Mr. Olsen is able to inspire others in Springfield with his enthusiasm and commitment to representing the taxpayers of this state and bring change to the politics of corruption this state has become so familiar with.

In the event, he issues a press release we will publish it once we receive it.


DuPage GOP issues Press Release on David Olsen Appointment.

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  • Mark Kmiecik
    Posted at 16:41h, 30 July

    Question that now begs is… who will replace Dave Olsen on the COD board? What is the time line regarding his seat on the COD board and his appointment to 81st Illinois State Rep District? The next Election is April 4, 2017. Whats going to happen at COD? There will be chaos if the COD board is allowed to be Split 3 to 3 again.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 17:24h, 30 July

      He is remaining on the COD Board thru the end of the appointed term. Whoever gets elected to the COD Board next year will be that replacement.