Seattle Times covers Roy Olson, WA Green for Congress
July 28, 2010 in Congressional Campaigns
The Seattle Times reports on Washington Green Party candidate for US House of Representatives (WA-9) Roy Olson:
Olson, the Green Party candidate, works as an actuary in the state Insurance Commissioner’s Office.
“I’m at a stage in my career when I’m approaching retirement,” said Olson, 64. “So I approached the Greens to see if they were running someone. They weren’t so I didn’t see any reason not to run myself.”
Olson said he was disappointed the health-care bill didn’t contain a single-payer provision. He said he wants to tax job exports so companies don’t profit by sending jobs overseas, and supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Olson opposes war spending but doesn’t consider himself a pacifist.