INTEGRITY PARTY CANDIDATE FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY COMPTROLLER
RORERT L. OLSON
POB 212, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631 898-0199 e-mail: BobbyO1011@aol.com
OCTOBER 4, 1949 – Born in Chicago, Illinois to Lawrence Monroe Olson of Alcester, South Dakota and former Mary Polakiewicz of Wading River, NY. My father’s family raised horses in SD and my mom’s parents immigrated from Poland in the 1880’s and farmed potatoes. Was baptized as a Roman Catholic. Moved to eastern Long Island at the age of 4 when my father died and have lived here every since except for time spent in the military.
JUNE 1968 – Graduated from Riverhead High School with a Regents diploma. Lettered in tennis.
SEPTEMBER 1968 – Commenced education Suffolk Community College and eventually graduated with AAS in general studies.
JANUARY 1973 – APRIL 1978 – Served in United State Marine Corps. Was assigned as a Marine Security Guard to the United State Embassies in Warsaw, Poland and Copenhagen, Denmark where I provided security for the Ambassador and other diplomatic personnel. During that time, was assigned to provide security for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and President Jimmy Carter at economic summits in Norway and England. Earned an Honorable Discharge. Received prestigious Marine Corps Meritorious Mast for bravery.
JANUARY 1983 – Married the former Theresa Lech of Riverhead, NY. Have two sons Rob, a junior at Elon University, NC and Ryan, a sophomore at McGann – Mercy High School, Riverhead, NY. Wife Theresa is currently teaches Health Education for the William Floyd School District and has MS in Education from Hofstra University.
APRIL 1978 – JUNE 1995 – Commenced and successfully completed arduous year long training to become an Air Force Pararescueman and assigned to the Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, NY until retirement. Trained to perform both humanitarian and combat rescue in any environment. Received extensive training in emergency medical treatment, parachuting, scuba diving, mountain cimbing, and winter survival. Served in first Persian Gulf War in 1992 and performed various search and rescue missions. Received numerous military decorations and awards. Was voted class leader in Air National Guard Leadership School.
SEPTEMBER 1981 – Joined the New York State Police and served for 23 years throughout New York State predominantly in eastern Long Island. Rose to the rank of Investigator and engaged in numerous felony investigations including homicide, sexual offenders and crimes of violence, dignitary security for the governor and other public figures, fugitive apprehension, background investigations of governor’s applicant and other law enforcement officials. Enforced State Police pro-arrest policy for Domestic Violence and violation of Orders of Protection. Governor Pataki’s Taskforce to investigate the Long Island Wildfires of 1995 and investigation and evidence collection for the crash of TWA 800 in 1996. Also was assigned to highly publicized investigation of Joel Rifkin, serial murderer and of murder suspect William Fischer.
2000 – 2002 – Elected and served as Long Island delegate for the New York State Police Investigator Association (NYSPIA)
Bachelors of Arts in Social Problems and Community Service from Empire State College
Nearly completed Masters Degree Program in Labor Studies from Empire State College
OTHER INTERESTS AND ASSOCIATIONS
· Co-founded Integrity Party of New York State which is dedicated to political reform and accountability of elected officials
· Member of Southampton Democratic Committee
· Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
· Assisted with the political campaigns of:
Carl McCall for Governor in 2002
Tim Bishop for Congress when he narrowly defeated Felix Grucci in 2002
Marge Schab for State Senate First District in 2004
Treewolf West for State Assembly Second District in 2004 And 2006
Darren Johnson for Riverhead Town Board in 2005
Melissa Bishop for Southampton Town Receiver of Taxes 2003 and Town Trustee 2005
Alex Gregor for Southampton Town Highway Supervisor in 2005. Gregor was defeated by a mere couple hundred votes to highly entrenched and much greater funded incumbent
Kristina Lewis for Southampton Town Trustee in 2005 and 2006
And many other Democratic and Integrity Party candidates
· Member of Suffolk County Third Party Club
· Past Volunteer Riverhead Polish Town Fair
· Former member St. Isidores Church parish council
· Former member Junior Holy Name Society, St. Isidores Church, Riverhead, NY
· Parishioner Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
· Past member American Legion and Marine Corps League
· Advocate for the exoneration of wrongfully convicted Martin Tankleff
· Member McGann-Mercy High School Booster Club