Eric Ohlsen and his seven siblings grew up in a small town outside Boise, Idaho. He played football and basketball and was captain of his high school boxing club. Eric has always felt called to serve the public. He planned to pursue a career in law enforcement, until a recruiter from the United States Coast Guard told Eric he could skip the planning part and start right away. One week after graduating high school, in 2001, he was pushing through basic training in Cape May, New Jersey, on his way into the Coast Guard’s intensive Boatswain’s Mate program.
Eric’s Vision for the Antelope Valley
When I look at the Antelope Valley, I am inspired, not just by what a great community it is to be a part of, but also by it’s potential.
A bright and exciting future is within reach, which is the reason I’m running for office. I can see the possibilities in our community and I want to be a part of the solution help the Antelope Valley be the best it can be… for all of us.
To help the Antelope Valley reach it’s potential I want to focus on three critical points that, when combined, form a virtuous circle that will build and strengthen our community: Infrastructure, Education, and Economy. Lift one, and the others become more achievable. Investment in infrastructure, for example, creates jobs, stimulating a growing and prosperous economy that will fund improvements to education.
I believe that if we want to see change in our state it starts with great local leadership, that is why I would be proud to represent California’s 36th district in Sacramento. Here is a little bit about my policy positions that are in addition to my support for Medicare for all and the Green New Deal, how I approach difficult problems that face every Californian.