|Iowa House of Representatives District 41|
|January 11, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||May 15, 1956|
|Place of birth||Fort Dodge, IA|
Oldson earned her B.A. and J.D. from Drake University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Oldson served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Oldson served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Oldson served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Appropriations, Chair|
Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 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 14, 2014. Incumbent Jo Oldson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face David Courard-Hauri (G) in the general election.
Oldson ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 41. Oldson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Clarke Davidson in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jo Oldson Incumbent||70.5%||12,055|
Oldson won re-election to the 61st District seat against Darlene Blake (R). Oldson had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 61 General Election (2010)|
|Jo Oldson (D)||7,943|
|Darlene Blake (R)||4,274|
On November 4, 2008, Oldson was re-elected to the 61st District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Eric Kohlsdorf (R). Oldson raised $70,870 for her campaign, while Kohlsdorf raised $7,518.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 61|
|Jo Oldson (D)||10,519|
|Eric Kohlsdorf (R)||5,213|
Comprehensive donor information for Oldson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Oldson raised a total of $332,410 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Jo Oldson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 41||$30,048|
|2010||Iowa State House, District 61||$53,348|
|2008||Iowa State House, District 61||$70,870|
|2006||Iowa State House, District 61||$31,130|
|2004||Iowa State House, District 61||$38,398|
|2002||Iowa State House, District 61||$108,616|
|Grand Total Raised||$332,410|
2012Oldson won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Oldson raised a total of $30,048.
|Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jo Oldson's campaign in 2012|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$3,000|
|Iowa Credit Union League||$3,000|
|Iowa Dental Association||$2,000|
|Iowa Healthcare Association||$1,950|
|Principal Life Insurance||$1,950|
|Total Raised in 2012||$30,048|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010 Oldson collected $53,348 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:
|Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jo Oldson's campaign in 2010|
|Iowa Credit Union League||$4,500|
|Iowa Democratic Party||$3,243|
|Associated General Contractors Of Iowa||$3,000|
|Iowa Medical Society||$2,750|
|Iowa Healthcare Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$53,348|
In 2008 Oldson collected $70,870 in donations.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Credit Union League||$8,500|
|Iowa Medical Society||$4,250|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$4,000|
|Iowa State Bar Association||$2,200|
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- Iowa House of Representatives
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- Jo Oldson on the Iowa House Website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 8, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2008 Iowa House candidates," accessed April 7, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Olson, Jo," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow The Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 2, 2014
Dan Kelley (D)
|Iowa House of Representatives District 41
| Succeeded by|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 61
| Succeeded by|
Anesa Kajtazovic (D)
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