A Cheyenne attorney who has served four terms in the Wyoming House says he is running for the state Senate in 2024.

Rep. Jared Olsen recently announced his candidacy for the Senate District 8 seat currently held by Affie Ellis, who recently announced that she is not running for re-election. Ellis and Olsen are both Republicans.

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In a release announcing his Senate run, Olsen said

“For the past 8 years I have been blessed with the honor to serve the people of Cheyenne in the House of Representatives,” said Olsen. “In my tenure as a Representative, I have been a relentless advocate for economic development, low taxes, a balanced budget, and educational freedom. It is more important than ever for our community to have a strong and experienced voice in the Senate to continue the fight for Laramie County businesses, families and our community.”

Olsen Has Held Several Leadership Positions In The House

Olsen was first elected to the Wyoming House in 2016. He served as House Majority Whip in 2021-2022. Among his other assignments, he has served as chair of the House Judiciary Committee and is currently chair of the House Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Committee.

“I firmly believe that Wyoming is the greatest place on earth," Olsen said. "I first ran for office to make sure my children have an even better Wyoming than the one I was fortunate enough to grow up in. If I am elected to represent the people of Senate District 8, I will be a strong advocate for protecting the sacredness of the Wyoming way of life, while working to make Wyoming an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Olsen is married and has three children.

Check Out the Sun Halos Above Cheyenne

The amazing natural phenomenon began Thursday morning. A dazzling double halo, sun dogs, and rainbows appeared in the blue skies above Cheyenne.

Gallery Credit: Phylicia Peterson, Townsquare Media Laramie/Cheyenne


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