Donald Olson

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Donald Olson
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Alaska State Senate District T
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Term limitsNext election = November 4, 2014
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota-Duluth
M.D.University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Personal
BirthdayJune 18, 1953
Place of birthNome, AK
ProfessionAviation Medical Examiner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Donald C. Olson (b. June 18, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District T. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Olson was appointed to the Alaska State Medical Board in 1995.

Biography

Olson earned his B.A. in Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and his M.D. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Oral Roberts School of Medicine and He has also attended the University of Colorado School of Law and Cambridge University, Cambridge England. He has also received an Airline Transport Pilot License, Commercial License, Airplane & Helicopters, Airframe & Power Plant Mechanics License as well as an Inspector Authorization.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Judiciary
Labor & Commerce
Legislative Budget and Audit

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

Here is a list of the bills sponsored by Senator Donald Olson.

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 19, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Donald C. "Donny" Olson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Olson won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 20 (T). He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012 Democratic primary and defeated Allen Minish (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Alaska State Senate, District 20 (T), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Olson Incumbent 75.5% 7,455
     Republican Allen Minish 24.5% 2,415
Total Votes 9,870

2008

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2008

In, 2008 Olson was re-elected to the Alaska State Senate, District T. Running unopposed Olson finished with 8,687 votes (97.84%).[6] Olson raised $21,149 for his campaign fund.[7]

Alaska State Senate, District T (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Olson (D) 8,687 97.84%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Olson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Olson raised a total of $375,579 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[8]

Donald Olson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State Senate, District T Won $70,140
2010 Alaska State Senate, District T Not up for election $0
2008 Alaska State Senate, District T Won $21,149
2006 Alaska Governor Defeated $121,896
2004 Alaska State Senate, District T Won $89,840
2000 Alaska State Senate, District S Won $72,554
Grand Total Raised $375,579

2012

Olson won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $70,140.
Alaska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donald Olson's campaign in 2012
Olson, Donald$45,000
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52$2,000
Alaska State Employees Association$1,000
Laborers Local 942$1,000
Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$70,140
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Olson won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $21,149.

2006

Olson lost the election for the Alaska Governor in 2006. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $121,896.

2004

Olson won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $89,840.

2000

Olson won election to the Alaska State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $72,554.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

2012

In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[9]

Personal

Olson and his wife, Willow, have three children. They currently reside in Golovin.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska State Senate District T
2001–present
Succeeded by
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