Kenneth Brent Olsen

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Kenneth Brent Olsen, Psy.D.
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Region 4 Alternate
Libertarian National Committee
April 2018—Incumbent
Predecessor: Aaron Starr
Successor: Incumbent
Northern Vice-Chair
Libertarian Party of California
April 2017—present
Predecessor: Brian Thiemer
Successor: Incumbent
Chair
Libertarian Party of Kings County
April 2018—Present
Predecessor: Daniel McCoy
Successor: Incumbent
Personal Details
Birth: (1974-04-16) April 16, 1974 (age 44)
Bountiful, Utah
Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology 2002, Alliant International University; M.A., Clinical Psychology, 1998, Alliant International University; B.S., Psychology, University of Utah; A.S., Behavioral Science, Utah Valley State College
Military: None
Occupation: Clinical Psychologist, Goði, Role Playing Game Designer, Activist
Residence: Hanford, California
Party: Libertarian Party (after 1996)
Democratic Party (before 1996)

Kenneth Brent Olsen, Psy.D. is the current Region 4 Alternate on the Libertarian National Committee; Northern Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of California; and Chair of the Libertarian Party of Kings County. He is the former California Team Leader for the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus. He has been a member of the Libertarian Party since 1996, when he ran as a Libertarian for Salt Lake County Commissioner. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University and is a practicing psychologist. He is one of the founders of Sequoia Psychotherapy Center. He also serves as Secretary for the non-profit, Heart of Hanford. He is a Goði and the Lawspeaker for the Vaknir Kinnish Commonwealth. He is the founder of Heathens 4 Liberty. He is one of the founders of the Beyond Imagination Gaming company. He is married to Jillian Olsen and is father to five children and two step-children. He also has two grandchildren.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian Party
  • Member, Advertising & Publication Review Committee, Libertarian Party (July 2018-present)
  • Region 4 Alternate, Libertarian National Committee (April 2018—present)
Libertarian Party of California
  • Member, Candidate Support Committee, Libertarian Party of California (November 2018-present)
  • Chair, Historical Preservation Committee, Libertarian Party of California (September 2018-present)
  • Chair, Convention Committee, Libertarian Party of California (June 2018—present)
  • Member, Volunteer Coordinator Committee, Libertarian Party of California (June 2018—present)
  • Member, Website Committee, Libertarian Party of California (June 2018—present)
  • Member, Bylaws Committee, Libertarian Party of California (June 2018—present)
  • Member, Social Media Committee, Libertarian Party of California (June 2018—present)
  • Member, Membership Committee, Libertarian Party of California (September 2017—April 2018)
  • Chair, Bylaws Committee, Libertarian Party of California (June 2017—April 2018)
  • Northern Vice-Chair, Libertarian Party of California, (April 2017—present)
  • Member, Grow the LP Committee, Libertarian Party of California (October 2016—September 2017)
Libertarian Party of Kings County
  • Member, Candidate Support and Recruitment Committee, Libertarian Party of Kings County (June 2018—present)
  • Chair, Libertarian Party of Kings County (April 2018—present)
  • Member, Events Committee, Libertarian Party of Kings County (March 2018—present)
  • Treasurer, Libertarian Party of Kings County (January 2018—April 2018)
  • Chair, Communications Committee, Libertarian Party of Kings County (January 2018—April 2018)
  • Chair, Bylaws Committee, Libertarian Party of Kings County (October 2017—January 2018)
  • Chair, Libertarian Party of Kings County, (July 2016—January 2018)
Libertarian Party of Kings County (Development Group)
  • Chair, Bylaws and Rules Committee, Libertarian Party of Kings County (June 2016—July 2016)
  • Chair Pro Tempore, Libertarian Party of Kings County, (May 2016—July 2016)
Libertarian Party Mises Caucus
  • State Team Leader, California, Libertarian Party Mises Caucus (September 2017—July 2018)
National Convention
California State Convention
Utah State Convention
  • Delegate, Utah State Convention, Libertarian Party of Utah (Salt Lake County Commission Chambers, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 4, 1996)
Kings County Convention
  • Chair, Kings County Convention, Libertarian Party of Kings County (Kings Gun Center, Hanford, California, January 7, 2018)
  • Chair, Kings County Convention, Libertarian Party of Kings County (Mountain Mike's Pizza, Hanford, California, February 12, 2017)
  • Chair, Kings County Organizing Convention, Libertarian Party of Kings County (Fatte Albert's Pizza, Hanford, California, July 10, 2016)
Salt Lake County Convention
  • Delegate, Salt Lake County Convention, Libertarian Party of Salt Lake County (Salt Lake County Commission Chambers, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 20, 1996)

Elections

1996

1996 Salt Lake County Commissioner [1]
Party Candidate Name Percent Votes
Republican Brent Overson (incumbent) 54.61% 151,195
Democrat Paulina F. Flint 36.39% 100,738
Reform Pearl Meibos 4.91% 13,592
Libertarian K. Brent Olsen 2.69% 7,446
Independent American Lawrence Ray Kauffman 1.41% 3,890

Ideology

Kenneth Brent Olsen is a minarchist. A former Democrat and past liberal activist, he was drawn to the Libertarian Party by Harry Browne in 1996. While he has generally supported Libertarians since 1996, regardless of ideology, he has been an advocate of right-leaning Libertarians such as Bob Barr and Austin Petersen and has historically supported libertarian Republicans, such as Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and Justin Amash. He was a member of Austin Petersen's Freedom Ninja Army.

Mises Caucus

Kenneth Brent Olsen had been a state leader and organizer for the Mises Caucus in California and was a key mover in its efforts prior to the 2018 National Convention. He was also previously a member of the Radical Caucus and Libertarian Defense Caucus before disaffiliating with all caucuses on July 6, 2018, in order to focus on unity within the Libertarian Party.

Media Appearances and Interviews

References

  1. https://slco.org/clerk/elections/election-results/

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