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Senator Donny Olson Joins New Senate Majority


ANCHORAGE- Senator Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, is proud to welcome Senator Donny Olson, D-Nome/Golovin to the newly formed Senate Majority. Senator Olson will serve on the Senate Finance Committee.

“Senator Olson has represented the interests of Northwest Alaska for the past 12 years in the Senate,” said Senator John Coghill, R-North Pole.  “He brings a good regional perspective including Arctic Policy and Alaska Native issues that will be valuable during the 28th Legislature.  We welcome him into our new majority organization.”

In addition to his experience as a legislator, Senator Olson is also a medical doctor and a pilot. He also serves on the newly created Alaska Arctic Policy Commission as an Alternate and is a member of the Alaska State Medical Association.

“I look forward to working with the Senate Majority on reducing energy costs and other issues currently facing rural Alaska,” said Senator Olson.  “Having already served on the Finance Committee for several years, I believe my experience there will be an asset as well.”

For more information, please call Carolyn Kuckertz in the Senate Majority Press Office at 907-269-6315. 

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