Wed October 10, 2012
A Conversation with John Olson, the Democratic Candidate for Oklahoma 1st Congressional District
It's hard to believe, maybe, but Election Day arrives in less than four weeks. On this edition of our show, we chat with John Olson, the Democratic candidate for Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District. Later this month, we'll hear from Craig Allen, the Independent candidate in this race. (As of this writing, Jim Bridenstine, the Republican candidate for this state's 1st Congressional District, has declined our invitation for a StudioTulsa interview.) In a section on his "Olson for Oklahoma" website entitled "Why I'm Running for Congress," John Olson writes: "I have been in the Army for fifteen years, having served in many units and under both Democratic and Republican Commanders-in-Chief. Never until now has politics impacted the readiness and pay of our military.... The political games being played today by current members of Congress are irresponsible and wrong. They have impacted our military, our credit rating, and the functioning of many other aspects of our government. I believe that our government of, by and for the People can work, if serious people go to Washington. I am running for Congress to fix what's wrong and get government working again." You can learn more about Mr. Olson, a Tulsa-based small-business owner and attorney with six children, by visiting his website.