Democratic State Representative Tyler Olson announced his gubernatorial bid about a month ago, and on Saturday, he took his campaign to the City of Bridges.
Olson met with various residents and local politicians at Roe's Sports Bar & Restaurant in Ottumwa. Rep. Mary Gaskill of the 93rd district introduced Olson to the crowd, and he gave a short speech introducing himself to the community and discussing his plans if elected for governor. He says he is eager to provide a fresh vision for the state, wanting to refocus Iowa's economic development policy and education system. Gov. Branstad plans to run for re-election, and Olson says his republican opponent's policies are outdated.
â??The question that we have is whether or not were going to live at the end of the last 30 years, or begin the next 30, and I really intend to lay out a vision to begin the next 30 years in one that I think we have a little bit different of a perspective on, and will offer a lot of opportunities for communities large and small across the state,â?? Olson said.
Olson has been traveling across the state since his big announcement. His next stop will be in Burlington, Iowa on Monday.