Olson joins race for MN House 23A seat
Another Republican has joined the race for the seat of retiring Minnesota State Representative Bob Gunther. Bjorn Olson, the current Mayor of Elmore announced his candidacy for the House District 23A seat yesterday.
Olson was born in Martin County and raised in Faribault County. After graduating from Blue Earth High School, he attended Bethel University where he earned two Bachelor Degrees in History and Social Studies Education. He and his wife, Hannah, currently live with their two young children in Elmore.
Olson is also a Captain in the US Army Reserves, where he serves as commander of the 150 soldiers that make up the 353rd Transportation Company, teaches Middle School history in Blue Earth and farms 200 acres of land.