Enough is enough...
Representative Margaret Anderson Kelliher,
I was at the Sherburne County courthouse and watched as Olson was sentenced.
Rep. Mark Olson's wife Heidi talked about the impact of the trial on her and her family in the courtroom and outside for the media.
In this video Heidi says Olson slimed her to keep his job. She describes herself as "collateral damage".
Heidi isn't the only collateral damage Rep. Mark Olson has wreaked in his long tenure in office. He verbally and physically abused staff. He verbally abused Rep. Greiling during the last session.
Olson has abused the citizens of this state by conspiring to defraud the taxpayers with his bogus "personal rapid transit" scam. I have a document that pretty much exposes his role in that scam and I would willing to testify about his role in the scam.
Republicans have begun to question whether transit and bicycling projects should be funded in the wake of the 35W bridge collapse. They call such projects "frivolous"... yet, 24 Republicans including Phil Krinkie and Mary Liz Holberg voted for Mark Olson's PRT amendment to the bonding bill in 2006. PRT has been described by Professor of Transportation, University of Pennsylvania Vukan Vuchic as "imaginary" and infeasible".
I feel very strongly about Republicans voting for an imaginary and infeasible transportation concept when real transportation needs were not being met... My daughter crossed the 35W bridge every day to school and crossed that bridge the day it collapsed.
Conspiracy to defraud the State of MInnesota would be grounds for removing Olson from office.
Mark Olson should not get away with what he did to his wife and what he did to the citizens of Minnesota. He should not keep his job.
Here's a list of the representatives who voted for one of Rep. Mark Olson's PRT amendments. It was voted down 26 to 107 on April 12, 2006:
... and speaking of Mark Olson and "collateral damage"... from a December 7, 2003 Strib article on capitol punishment: