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Steve Olson outlines why he's running for mayor of Franklin

Dear Neighbor:

The mayor of Franklin must work constantly to improve the quality of life for the residents and visitors of the city.  Here are my goals:

I’m running for mayor to put Franklin back on the front burner for developers.  My focus is and will be on commercial development because that’s where the taxpayers will get the biggest bang for their buck.  I have spent more than 22 years working for you and the other taxpayers to bring some balance to the tax base through my efforts with the Economic Development Commission (successful predecessor to the current committee).  I worked on the business park development, was chair of the commission as we sold out the industrial park 11 years ahead of plan and was an active participant in the Northwestern Mutual development and Wheaton Franciscan.  I started and chaired the committee that developed the Franklin First plan for city wide commercial development and participated in just about every development initiative over the past two decades.

I was a driving force (and committee chair) for the joint planning for the 27th Street Corridor with the City of Oak Creek.  Unfortunately, that effort has stalled under current “leadership.”  I aim to re-start that effort to make the corridor a business magnet and a corporate destination.

I’m proud to say that I’ve been a leader in improving public safety here in Franklin.  We now have three paramedic rigs in the city when there was only one when I became an alderman.  We have more police officers and firefighters than at any time in the past.  Our police and fire are better equipped and trained and are the best in the business.  I’m pleased to say that both departments are well managed and provide the highest level of service to you at one of the lowest costs in the area.

I’m the only candidate who has lobbied for decreased municipal spending.  I voted against (in finance committee and at the council) 8 of the last 9 budgets.  I’m the only candidate who has offered constructive cuts in spending without impacting public safety or core services.

Although by its’ nature, the Mayor is a political job, I abhor politics for personal gain.  That’s been pretty unique in a council who has had two members run for “higher” office.  The mayor’s job, for me, is a continuation of my service to the community not a stepping stone to some other office.  Frankly, I see my service as my legacy.

In my service to the constituents of the 1st and 2nd districts I established a level of communications with them to a degree not found with any other alderman except perhaps Ald. Wilhelm.  As mayor, I have a goal to continue to work with the aldermen and staff to enhance constituent communication.

I’m a businessman, husband of 30 years and a dedicated public servant.

I hope for your support.

Feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or concerns or any specific issue you may have.

Vote Tuesday, April 1

There’s a lot of information on my website: and on my Facebook page:  steve olson for mayor.

Please forward this e-mail to your friends and neighbors.

Thanks for your consideration.




Steve Olson

8091 S. Meadowcreek Ct.

Franklin, Wi.  53132



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