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Ted Olson takes 'logical step' to ML council seat

(Editor's Note: In an effort to get to know a little more about those who successfully ran for seats on the Medical Lake City Council, those candidates were asked to be interviewed for a series of stories. This is the first in that series.)


January 4, 2018

Ted Olson will occupy a City Council seat for the first time in Medical Lake.

Ted Olson's first dive into the election pool was a success. It was also a logical step he said.

The former state worker earned a relatively comfortable victory in the Nov. 7 general election over Gary Plumlee by a 524–370 margin in votes or 58 to 41 percent with 1 percent as write-ins. He won in the Aug. 1 primary in a three-way battle earning 46 percent with Plumlee at 27 and Michael Deeley's 25 percent.

Olson, his wife Connie and youngest son moved inside the city limits in 2015, allowing him to not only pay closer attention to local government, but also run for office.

"I knew I coul...

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