FRESNO, CA – Fresno City Councilman Clint Olivier is proud to announce that he will be a candidate to represent the residents of California’s 8th State Senate District in 2018. The district includes Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Toulumne Counties.

“Sacramento politicians are failing middle-class Californians. We are the highest-taxed state in the nation and yet our roads are crumbling, criminals are flooding into our communities, students continue to drop out of school, our water infrastructure is outdated, and we continue to waste billions of dollars on projects that do nothing but increase debt – like Jerry Brown’s high-speed train to nowhere,” said Olivier. “I’m running for State Senate because I believe we can reignite the American Dream by cutting taxes for the middle-class and small businesses, prioritizing state spending on infrastructure and water storage, and protect our neighborhoods from rising crime rates.”

In 2010, Clint Olivier’s neighbors elected him to the Fresno City Council where he quickly became known for his commitment to conservative fiscal policies that protected working families from higher taxes. At City Hall, Clint has helped to defeat millions of dollars in tax increases and prevented millions in new debt that would have further burdened families.

Clint Olivier has a record of leadership that encompasses his lifetime commitment to public service. Clint proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1994-1998. As a journalist, Clint uncovered government waste, fraud, and abuse to millions of Central Valley viewers on ABC 30 and KMPH FOX 26. Clint resides in the heart of Fresno with his wife, Alisha, and their sons Conrad and Carsten.