Olysha is a Democrat running for Florida State Senate, District 8, which covers Alachua County, Putnam County, and a part of Marion County. Olysha has devoted her life to education and advocacy. As your State Senator, she will fight for public schools, clean water and land conservation. Olysha favors home rule on these issues. She’ll keep Tallahassee out of local decision making.
Olysha currently works remotely from Johns Hopkins University as an instructional designer. She has taught in and fought for public schools. And she knows Florida education. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Florida, as well as a Master’s of Arts in Media Studies from The New School. As a mother and educator, she understands the challenges that regular citizens face when dealing with government. But she has hope.
Olysha says, “Here’s the thing. We have to do better. If we, the people, don’t try our hand at running our state government, then who will? If it’s not now, then when? That is why I decided to put my values into action by running for state senate against Keith Perry in 2018.“
As your State Senator, she will fight for education, clean water and land conservation, and to keep Tallahassee out of local decision making. You can read more about the issues key to her campaign here.