Kenneth Brent Olsen

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Kenneth Brent Olsen, Psy.D.
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Northern Vice-Chair
Libertarian Party of California
2017—present
Predecessor: Brian Thiemer
Successor: Incumbent
Chair
Libertarian Party of Kings County
2016—present
Predecessor: Vacant
Successor: Incumbent
Personal Details
Birth: (1974-04-16) April 16, 1974 (age 43)
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)
Decmocratic Party (before 1996)

Kenneth Brent Olsen, Psy.D. is the current Northern Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of California; Chair for the Libertarian Party of Kings County; Chair of the Libertarian Party of California Bylaws Committee; Member of the Libertarian Party of California Membership Committee, and Member of the Libertarian Defense Caucus, Libertarian Party Radical Caucus, and 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 for the Hammer of Thor Kindred and is the head of the Sequoia Branch of that Kindred. 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 one grandchild.

Positions Held

  • Member, Membership Committee, Libertarian Party of California, September 2017 through present.
  • Chair, Bylaws Committee, Libertarian Party of California, June 2017 through present.
  • Northern Vice-Chair, Libertarian Party of California, April 2017 through present.
  • Member, Grow the LP Committee, Libertarian Party of California, October 2016 through September 2017.
  • Chair, Bylaws and Rules Committee, Libertarian Party of Kings County, June 2016 through July 2016.
  • Chair, Libertarian Party of Kings County, May 2016 through present.

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 minarchist Libertarians such as Bob Barr and Austin Petersen and has historically supported libertarian Republicans, such as Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and Justin Amash. He is a member of Austin Petersen's Freedom Ninja Army.

Media Appearances and Interviews

References

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

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