Andy Olson

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Andy Olson
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Oregon House of Representatives District 15
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Co-Speaker Pro Tempore, Oregon House of Representatives
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sChemeketa Community College
Bachelor'sGeorge Fox College
Personal
Birthday1952
Place of birthNorfolk, NE
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andy Olson (b. 1952) is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He served as Co-Speaker Pro Tempore from 2011 to 2012.

Biography

Olson earned his bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from George Fox College and his A.S. in Law Enforcement from Chemeketa Community College. His professional experience includes work as a public safety consultant, an instructor at Linn Benton Community College and as Lieutenant and station commander of the Albany, McMinnville and Beaverton State Police Stations. Olson served as an Oregon State Police Officer from 1978 to 2007.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Olson served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services and Housing, Vice Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Olson served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Olson served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Olson's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Focus On Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Passing legislation that brings jobs back to Oregonians, supports small business, and ensures the government acts as a stepping-stone rather than a stumbling block is vital to strengthening our economy."

Stop Government Growth

  • Excerpt: "The government is too big. We need to be fiscally responsible by supporting taxpayer priorities with our current resources. We must balance the budget while respecting the taxpayers’ hard earned dollars."

Fund Education

  • Excerpt: "Children are the foundation of our future. It is important they are provided with a good education. We need to use our dollars wisely and ensure the funding reaches the classrooms."

Strengthen the Criminal Justice System

  • Excerpt: "As a Co-Chair of the Public Safety Task Force, I am focused on common sense policies, which provide ultimate safety for Oregonians."

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Andy Olson was unopposed in the Republican primary. He is also running on the Democratic party and Independent party tickets. Olson is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Olson won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 15. Olson was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Ron Green (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Olson Incumbent 66.5% 17,977
     Democratic Ron Green 33.5% 9,046
Total Votes 27,023

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olson won re-election to District 15 in 2010. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Bud Laurent in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[8][9]

Oregon State House, District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Olson (R) 17,033
Bud Laurent (D) 7,901

2008

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Olson won re-election to Oregon State House District 15.[10][11]

Olson raised $225,310 for his campaign.[12]

Oregon State House District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Olson (R) 18,808
Dick Olsen (D) 10,971
Misc. 60

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Olson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Olson raised a total of $1,088,271 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[13]

Andy Olson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 15 Won $365,791
2010 Oregon State House, District 15 Won $134,165
2008 Oregon State House, District 15 Won $225,310
2006 Oregon State House, District 15 Won $105,300
2004 Oregon State House, District 15 Won $257,705
Grand Total Raised $1,088,271

2012

Olson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $365,791.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andy Olson's campaign in 2012
Parks, Loren$75,000
Oregon Healthcare Association$13,500
Low Income Dental PAC$10,000
Associated Oregon Loggers$9,000
Oregon Soft Drink Association$8,000
Total Raised in 2012$365,791
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Olson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $134,165.

2008

Olson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $225,310.

2006

Olson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $105,300.

2004

Olson won election to the Oregon State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $257,705.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Personal

Andy Olson was born in 1952 in Norfolk, Nebraska and subsequently raised in Albany, Oregon. He is currently married to Pam Olson with three children.[1]

Organizations

  • Member, Albany Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Albany Rotary Club
  • Sunday School Teacher.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

  • Vice Chair, Human Services Committee.

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Preceded by
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Oregon House of Representatives - District 15
2005–present
Succeeded by
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