|North Dakota State Senate District 10|
|2008 - 2012|
|December 31, 2016|
|Per diem||Up to $1,040/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University|
Curtis Olafson's professional experience includes farming, ranching, and earthmoving construction.
Curtis Olafson earned his Bachelor's Degree at North Dakota State University.
Curtis Olafson is currently involved with a number of organizations, including the Icelandic Communities Association, the Logberg Heimskringla Icelandic Newspaper, the Logberg Heimskringla United States of America, the Mountain Community Center Capital Campaign Committee and the Thingvalla Cemetery Association.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Olafson served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Olafson served on these committees:
2012 Walsh County Pro Life survey
A controversy ensued after Walsh County Pro Life changed Olafson's answers to its 2012 political survey. The group reversed several of Olafson's pro-life responses, arguing that his answers contradicted his voting record. The group noted the changes on the survey, but Olafson disputes their interpretation of his record. Olafson stated, "I have voted for every reasonable piece of pro-life legislation that has come before me and will continue to do so in the future."
Olafson ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 10. Olafson was defeated by former District 16 incumbent Joe Miller in the Republican primary on June 12. Daryl Passa ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Dakota State Senate District 10 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Curtis Olafson Incumbent||40.2%||1,345|
|Sen Curtis Olafson discusses his support of the National Debt Relief Amendment|
On November 4, 2008, Olafson was re-elected to the 10th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Paul Bonaime (D). Olafson raised $8,851 for his campaign, while Bonaime raised $18,200.
|North Dakota Senate, District 10 (2008)|
|Curtis Olafson (R)||3,235|
|Paul Bonaime (D)||2,241|
In 2008, Olafson collected $8,851 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN PARTY||$3,500|
|NORTH DAKOTA PETROLEUM COUNCIL||$500|
North Dakota Legislative Review
- See also: North Dakota Legislative Review
The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization, published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council. Olafson received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 9.94% of state spending. On policy, Olafson was ranked 10th and on spending was ranked 7th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.
Curtis Olafson is married to Bjork Eiriksdottir and has five children, three of which are step-children.
- Curtis Olafson's personal website
- Biography from the North Dakota State Senate website
- Senator Curtis Olafson Blog
- Campaign Facebook page
- Candidate Facebook profile
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Curtis Olafson on Blogspot
- Pharmacy Flash, "Pro-life group changes survey answers of N.D. legislators," June 1, 2012
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 25, 2012
- North Dakota VOICES - Secretary of State, "Official Results, Primary Election - June 12, 2012," accessed July 23, 2012
- 2008 election results, North Dakota Senate
- North Dakota Senate spending, 2008
- North Dakota Policy Council "The North Dakota Legislative Review - 2011," accessed January 20, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council "2011 North Dakota Legislative Review Rankings," accessed January 26, 2014
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