Kim Olson, Veteran, Pilot, former Educator, Farmer, and Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Texas.
“As the daughter of a teacher raised in a family of farmers, I learned early on to value my education and to protect our natural resources. I was initially drawn to teaching as a career, but instead I took the oath and committed to serving this country in the US Air Force. I was compelled to become a pilot and through perseverance became one of the first female pilots to fly in combat for the US military.”
“In our representative democracy, our government should serve and be accountable to its citizens by encouraging active participation of all people. I see government not as a separate entity to which I am subject, but as an institution of which I am a part.”
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