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Ryan Olson has the experience and drive we need to lead Clyde Hill on the Council

After watching the campaigns for months, one candidate stood out as exceptionally well qualified for Council Position 4: Ryan Olson.

Olson has been serving us on the Planning Commission for three years. The Planning Commission handles much of the technical land use review and code changes before they hit the Council’s desk. Between his real estate professional career of over 20 years and volunteering on the Planning Commission, Ryan is already an expert on one of the most fundamental jobs facing the council—land use.

This role became even more critical after the state legislature passed new mandates on cities related to growth and housing affordability. We need Ryan’s expertise on the council to protect our community.

Ryan also understands budgets. Given the budget crisis the city is in, we need a candidate who will think creatively to solve this problem and not immediately jump to increasing taxes as the easy or only answer.

The Clyde Hill Coalition recommends Ryan Olson for City Council Position 4. And we’re not alone. Below are some endorsements from community members who also believe Ryan is the best choice.

Ryan Olson’s Endorsements

Bruce Dodds, 4-term Clyde Hill City Councilmember

I endorse Ryan Olson for council position 4 knowing his continuing service with the city government, his knowledge of city codes and finances, and his professional background make him by far the most qualified to serve the best interests of Clyde Hill’s citizens.

Dan and Caren Hazen

Given his 20 plus years of local real estate experience and his recent three years of service on the City Planning Board, we endorse Ryan knowing he will continue to serve the citizens of Clyde Hill well. 

Greg Roe, Clyde Hill Resident

Ryan is a long-term resident who raised his family here and continues to be concerned and protective of where Clyde Hill is heading… Ryan Olson is the one with proven experience to work for us.

Susan R. Baldwin

I am endorsing Ryan Olson for City Council. Ryan has shown his interest in our community by serving on the Planning Commission for 3 years and lending his much-needed real estate expertise. He is selfless and has NO PERSONAL AGENDA…

Lyn Adams, Clyde Hill Resident since 1964

Ryan is a Clyde Hill born and raised resident; possesses knowledge and history of our city, he is well engaged in the ongoing solutions for current day issues, and has the vision for preservation and safeguarding what’s to come.

Cabot and Linda Dow

[Ryan] will be a unifying force and solid supporter of public safety, balanced budget, and residential land use priorities our residents expect from our City officials.

 R.C. “Bob” Wallace, CEO, Wallace Properties, Inc.

I have known Ryan Olson for more than twenty-five years, both professionally and personally.  I know he has the integrity, personality, experience and wisdom to be an outstanding Councilmember.

  • Kelly and John Olerud
  • Jill Zimmerman Planning Commission
  • Tina Pappas
  • Jeff and Terri Forsberg
  • Scott Coombs
  • Nick Madonna
  • Gerry Becker
  • Phil Bivens
  • Jeff and Sun Chaney
  • John and Alischia Besteman 
  • Mike Foley
  • Ian and Julie Olsen
  • Bensen and Julia Porter
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