CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Rep. Jared Olsen, the Majority Whip of the Wyoming House of Representatives, announced Monday morning via a news release that he would be running for a fourth two-year term in District 11.
The 34-year-old Olsen, a Republican and former chairman of the Laramie County Republican Party, will be running to retain his seat in a district that includes much of downtown Cheyenne. The Evanston-born legislator and practicing lawyer has been in office since defeating Democrat and former gubernatorial candidate Mary Throne in the 2016 election.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve Laramie County and Wyoming,” Olsen said in the release. “If I’m blessed to be reelected for another term, I will continue to advocate for policies that promote a thriving economy for our citizens, robust education system for our children, balanced budget for our future, and preservation of our Wyoming way of life.”
Olsen has additionally acted as the Chairman of both the Judiciary Committee and the Blockchain/FinTech Committee while in office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Weber State University in Utah, and both his master’s of public administration and law degree from the University of Wyoming.
“Wyoming is the greatest place on earth to live, work, and raise a family,” Olsen remarked in the release. “Our economy is strong, taxes are low, people are hardworking, and our public education system is world class, thanks to decades of dedication and funding from Wyoming lawmakers. We must continue to look for new and diverse ways to grow our economy and create new jobs, while protecting the sacredness of our Wyoming way of life.”