Adam Olsen

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Adam Olsen
Adam Olsen (cropped).jpg
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Saanich North and the Islands
Assumed office
May 9, 2017
Preceded by Gary Holman
Personal details
Born (1976-01-10) January 10, 1976 (age 42)
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Political party Green

Adam Olsen is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2017 provincial election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Saanich North and the Islands as a member of the Green Party of British Columbia caucus.[1]

Olsen previously ran in the same district in the 2013 provincial election, losing narrowly to Gary Holman.[2] Following the election, he served as the party's interim leader between the resignation of Jane Sterk and the election of Andrew Weaver.

Olsen is a member of the Tsartlip First Nation in Brentwood Bay and served as a two-term Central Saanich Councillor prior to his election.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017: Saanich North and the Islands
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Adam Olsen 14,775 41.95
New Democratic Gary Holman 10,764 30.56
Liberal Stephen P. Roberts 9,324 26.46
Independent Jordan Templeman 364 1.03
Total valid votes 35,224 100.00
Source: Elections BC[4]
British Columbia general election, 2013: Saanich North and the Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Gary Holman 10,515 33.27 -10.88
Liberal Stephen Roberts 10,352 32.76 -11.90
Green Adam Olsen 10,136 32.07 +20.84
Independent Scott McEachern 599 1.90 +0
Total valid votes 31,602


  1. ^ a b "Greens celebrate 'historic' B.C. wins amid minority uncertainty". CBC News British Columbia, May 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "NDP's Gary Holman wins Saanich North and the Islands riding by 163 votes:final unofficial count". Victoria Times-Colonist, May 29, 2013.
  3. ^ Adam Olsen
  4. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Final Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 26 May 2017.