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Alan Olsen
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Oregon State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1969-1971
Personal
Birthday03/24/1948
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Alan Randal Olsen (b. March 24, 1948) is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Olsen earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University. His professional experience includes working as a general contractor and as a small business owner. Olsen served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources, Vice Chair
Veterans and Emergency Preparedness

2011-2012

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Olsen's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Employment

  • Excerpt: "As your Senator, Alan is working hard to restore accountability to the legislature and make creating jobs a top priority, continuing to fight for tax certainty for small businesses owners in his first term as Senator."

Education

  • Excerpt: "As your Senator, Alan has supported measures to give our children the skills they need to compete with students across the globe. We must continue to ensure our education dollars are focused where they will do the most good for our students: the classroom."
  • Excerpt: "As Your Senator, Alan will continue to fight for efficiency in government spending so that more dollars are available for our schools and teachers."

Efficient Government

  • Excerpt: "Alan believes that Oregonians want transparency in government. Your government is ultimately accountable to you."

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Jamie Damon was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Alan Olsen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Olsen also ran on the Independent party ticket and Damon also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Olsen defeated Damon in the general election.[3][4]

2010

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Olsen defeated incumbent Martha Schrader (D) in the November 2 general election, and a December 14 recount confirmed his victory.[5][6][7]

Oregon State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Olsen 50.2% 23,044
     Democratic Martha Schrader Incumbent 49.8% 22,817
Total Votes 45,861

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Alan Olsen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Alan Olsen raised a total of $355,381 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[8]

Alan Olsen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $82,776
2010 Oregon State Senate, District 20 Won $272,605
Grand Total Raised $355,381

2012

Alan Olsen was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Alan Olsen raised a total of $82,776.
Oregon State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alan Olsen's campaign in 2012
The Leadership Fund$10,255
Associated General Contractors$4,500
Doctors for Healthy Communities$3,500
Oregon Neighborhood Store Association$3,129
AT&T$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$82,776
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Alan Olsen won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Alan Olsen raised a total of $272,605.

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

Olsen is married to Juanita.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Martha Schrader (R)
Oregon State Senate District 20
2011–present
Succeeded by
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