Governor Dunleavy mourns passing of former Kenai Peninsula legislator Kurt Olson

Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy send their condolences to the family and loved ones of former legislator Kurt Olson. Olson served the Alaska House of Representatives representing the central Kenai Peninsula from 2005 through 2016.

“Rose and I are saddened by the passing of Kurt Olson. In addition to dedicating years of his life to serving Alaska in the legislature, he also served all America through his time in the Air Force,” said Governor Dunleavy. “Rose and I send our most sincere condolences to his family.”

Governor Dunleavy has ordered flags to be flown half-staff from sunrise on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 until sunset on Wednesday November 15, 2023.

Olson joined the U.S. Air Force after high school. He completed college after being honorably discharged from the Air Force and moved to Alaska in 1977. In addition to his time in the Alaska Legislature, Olson also served two years on the Soldotna City Council and eight years on the Central Emergency Services Service Area Board of Directors.