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Olsens election assures her leadership post
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Kristin Olsen is returning to the California Assembly to represent Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, and Modesto.

According to the California Secretary of State’s website, with 99 percent of the votes counted Olsen held a commanding 67 to 33 percent lead over Harinder Grewal – a Turlock Unified Board of Education trustee – in the race for California’s 12th Assembly District.  . 

Olsen, who was elected by the Republican Assembly to serve as the  next minority leader, won over people throughout the district last year when she held informational meetings with representatives from Covered California – the Golden State’s wing of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Through a series of informational slides, Covered California staffers were able to show residents what the program was about, how it operated and what it would mean for them in the future. Olsen tried to make it as nonpolitical as possible – focusing only on providing the information to constituents who had been concerned and contacted her office looking for answers. 

She has also taken a step in thwarting would-be serial litigators from suing small-businesses out of existence because they don’t comply with portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.