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    Jon Olson heads to the State House for a public hearing. Olsen has one of the first Maine license plates issued with a design supporting local agriculture.

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    Headed to a hearing, Olson takes off a sweater in his office. In its place he’ll wear a blazer. Olson is often mistaken for another figure in Maine politics – U.S. Sen. Angus King.

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    Olson, signaling he intends to speak during a hearing.

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    Jon Olson, right, with William Bell, executive director of New England Brown Egg Council, at lunch in the cafe at the Cross Office Building next to the State House in Augusta. The two planned to attend a hearing on a poultry bill being discussed March 19. “Bad bill,” Olson told Bell.

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    Olson speaks during a public hearing at the State House on March 19. In his role as a lobbyist, he sifts through hundreds, even thousands of bills proposed in a legislative session for ones that may affect Maine farms, agriculture or rural life.

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