Ben Olsen running for Vermont House in Lamoille-Washington District

For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Ben at
Also (coming soon)
Instagram (
PO Box 1211, Morrisville, VT, 05661

Ben Olsen of Morristown announced his candidacy for the Vermont House in the Lamoille-Washington district. Ben believes the legislature is falling short on addressing core issues-of-concern for middle class and generational Vermonters. “As a lifelong Lamoille county resident, I intend to spend my time on addressing Vermonters’ needs using common sense. We have become so focused on our differences that we have forgotten how much we have in common.”

After fifteen wonderful years of marriage to his high school sweetheart, Nakysha from Jeffersonville, and raising four young children, he understands the importance of local families as the building blocks of society. Ben points out, “It is becoming impossible to fill your gas tank and continue to afford food for your family, let alone find the shelves stocked with what you need.” Ben and his wife have a new baby, and the thought of no baby formula for folks in Morristown should concern everyone. “There is no reason we should not be able to afford and enjoy a great life right here with our families,” said Olsen.

He and his wife purchased their small business in 2017 and he keenly understands the difficult situation Vermont employers face with “Help Wanted” signs everywhere. The sky-high taxes and cost of living for everyone doesn’t help. Ben believes, “We need to get back to work and to pursue more “Yankee ingenuity” solutions and fewer Golden Dome laws which few can explain.”

Ben’s number one goal is to make Vermont a more affordable place to live for all its citizens. As the campaign continues, he will offer some detailed solutions on other critical issues including:

    • expanding local farming and food cultivation
    • protection of 2nd amendment rights
    • upholding parental rights

Ben is a lifelong Lamoille county resident. He grew up on a tree farm, learning how to work with wood and mechanics, and wandering the forests enjoying all nature has to offer. “We live in one of the most amazing places in the country! People are so authentic here.” Ben grew up on Brown Hill in Elmore with three brothers picking berries, stacking firewood, and raising honey bees with his parents. He attended Morristown Elementary, Bishop Marshall School, and Stowe High School. He has an undergraduate degree in Communications and a MBA from Franciscan University. He has visited over 20 states, volunteered on two mission trips to impoverished countries, spent months traveling Europe, and walked the concentration camps in Auschwitz and Birkenau.

“I love the United States of America and Vermont. I want to make a contribution and it would be a privilege to represent my community and serve my state as your Representative.”

Image courtesy of Ben Olsen