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DuPage GOP and Will GOP appoint David Olsen to fill vacant state representative seat

Downers Grove, Ill.—The 81st Representative District Committee, comprised of DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will GOP Chairman Kathy Havel, announced today the appointment of David Olsen to the Office of State Representative for the 81st Legislative District of Illinois.

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“David is an exceptional public servant and he’ll be a great State Representative for us,” said DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski. “As Downers Grove Commissioner and recently as COD Trustee, David fights for taxpayers and brings people together for commonsense solutions.”

After interviewing about a half dozen candidates this morning and early afternoon, Chairman Krajewski and Will GOP Chairman Kathy Havel agreed that David Olsen is the most qualified person to serve the remainder of the term. The Chairmen also appointed Olsen to take the 81st District Republican ballot position for the upcoming election.

“We interviewed many outstanding candidates who applied to fill this vacancy,” said Chairman Havel. “David’s record in support of respectful, responsible, representative government and his commitment to the communities in the district was unrivaled.”

Since 2013, Olsen has served on the Downers Grove Village Council where he promotes economic development, neighborhood engagement, and municipal transparency and accountability. And as a newly-appointed trustee of the College of DuPage, Olsen brought order to a dysfunctional board, passed a balanced budget, and enacted significant reforms for the benefit of both students and taxpayers. Olsen is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

The 81st Legislative District is in DuPage and Will Counties. The municipalities included are all or parts of Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Woodridge, Darien, Westmont, Bolingbrook, and unincorporated areas. Incumbent State Representative Ron Sandack unexpectedly resigned last Sunday.

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