Olson, Justin

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
10
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(602) 677-2643
Age:
45
Occupation:
CFO
Education:
MBA
Family:
Married, nine children
Religion:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Biographical Info:

Justin Olson is a former member of the Arizona Corporation Commission and the Arizona State Legislature. He currently serves as the CFO of Turning Point USA. Justin has been a leader in advancing the conservative movement throughout his career. In the House of Representatives, he your cut taxes, defunded Planned Parenthood, defunded Obamacare, expanded school choice, funded the border strikeforce, and earned an A rating from the NRA. On the Arizona Corporation Commission, he fought and defeated the Green New Deal, blocked Biden’s vaccine mandate, and fought to protect ratepayers. Justin holds an MBA in finance from Arizona State University. He and his wife, Karyn, both were born and raised in Mesa where they are currently raising their nine children.

Statement:

When I first ran for the Legislature, Arizona faced a $3.6B budget deficit and the record unemployment levels of the Great Recession. I ran promising to fight for fiscal responsibility and economic growth while championing the conservative policies across the board. In my six years at the Capitol, my successful legislation cut taxes, balanced the budget, eliminated job killing bureaucratic red tape, defunded Planned Parenthood and Obamacare in Arizona, expanded school choice, funded public safety, and much more.

I earned an A+ rating from the NRA and was recognized as a “Champion of the Taxpayer” by the Arizona Republican Party, a “Friend of the Family” by the Arizona Family Project, “Legislator of the Year” by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and “The Free Market Champion of the Year” by The Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

When I left the State Legislature, we had passed the first structurally balanced budget the state had seen in years and Forbes Magazine had ranked Arizona #1 in the country for projected job growth. We successfully got the government out of the way of the private sector and watched the economy flourish.

In 2018, I was elected to statewide office. On the Arizona Corporation Commission, I fought against the Arizona Green New Deal, I protected Arizona ratepayers and advanced free markets.

In addition to my public service, I have served in my current role as the CFO of Turning Point USA, the leading conservative organization teaching the rising generation to love our country and to protect and preserve the principles that made our country great. I have been in the trenches fighting the good fight to save our country.

I hope to earn your vote to continue these important efforts of advancing freedom, faith, and family, and standing up for common sense conservative principles like secure boarders, the rule-of-law, the second amendment, and the right-to-life.

Endorsements:

Arizona Police Association

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S