Micah Olson, a Republican consultant, small business owner and non-profit representative, launched a campaign for Eden Prairie City Council this week.
“I’m running for city council to bring a new perspective and approach that I feel is representative of our city, which otherwise may be overlooked,” Olson said in a Wednesday, June 15, press release. “Our city council needs to be more reflective of the direction our city is headed and of those who are paving its way. More and more young individuals and families are choosing to make Eden Prairie their home. Those are the voices I aim to amplify, because that voice is my own.”
In the press release, he said it’s time to “forge a new kind of politics, one that always puts people first and where leaders are focused on service.
“Public leaders are called to listen and make informed decisions aimed at achieving the common good,” he said. “I will be a staunch advocate for keeping neighborhoods safe, advancing quality education, and growing economic opportunity in Eden Prairie.”
In addition to owning his own consulting business, Olson serves as the greater Minnesota outreach director for the Center of the American Experiment. Previously, Olson has worked at the Minnesota House of Representatives and on numerous local and statewide political campaigns.
Olson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul.
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