Adam Olsen (SȾHENEP) was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saanich North and the Islands in 2017. He has been interim leader of the BC Green Party twice, first from 2013 to 2015 and again from January to September 2020. As a member of the BC Green Caucus, Adam serves as the Leader of the Third Party, Whip and Caucus Chair, in addition to serving on several all-party committees.
Adam is a member of Tsartlip First Nation (WJOȽEȽP) and was raised in W̱SÁNEĆ territory on the Saanich Peninsula, surrounded by the Salish Sea. His interest in communications led him to sports broadcasting, community and media relations. After a decade in the business, Adam’s focus turned to serving his community as an elected official.
Adam was twice elected as a Councillor of the District of Central Saanich. He served in that position from 2008 to 2012. He has served his community by building relationships and connecting people, bringing them together to find solutions for complex problems.
Born in Victoria, BC, Adam has lived, worked and played his entire life on the Saanich Peninsula where he and his wife, Emily, are raising their two children, Silas and Ella.