|Iowa House of Representatives District 47|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 48|
Olson received his MCRP and B.A. from Iowa State University.
Olson served on the following committees when he was in the House:
- Environmental Protection (Chair)
- Local Government
- Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations
- Ways and Means
Olson's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Donovan believes that our children deserve a quality education. He believes that by providing quality pre-school, full-funding K-12 education, and providing adequate funding to our community colleges and universities, we will continue to be a leader in providing a world-class education."
- Excerpt:"[H]e supports initiatives to improve healthcare for children, families and seniors in our community."
Quality of life
- Excerpt:"Donovan will fight to maintain funding for our critical resources to assure we continue to be a leader in providing quality of life to our residents."
Stimulate Economic Growth & Job Creation
- Excerpt:"His plan focuses on creating high-wage, high-tech jobs with benefits in biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and information solutions."
Provide a World-Class Education for our Youth
- Excerpt:"By investing in education, we will increase opportunities for our youth, attract young families live in this state, and prepare children for life & good jobs in Iowa."
Olson ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 47. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and was defeated by District 48 incumbent Chip Baltimore in the general election on November 6, 2012. The battle was a rematch from 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Chip Baltimore Incumbent||52.4%||8,133|
Olson lost his bid for re-election to the 48th District seat against Chip Baltimore (R). Olson had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 48 General Election (2010)|
|Chip Baltimore (R)||5,384|
|Donovan Olson (D)||5,361|
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 48|
|Donovan Olson (D)||10,248|
In 2008 Olson collected $25,470 in donations.
Four of his largest contributors were:
|Iowa Bankers Association||$2,000|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$1,750|
|Iowa Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association||$1,000|
Donovan and his wife Sue have two children.
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- Donovan Olson's Official Website
- Donovan Olson on the Iowa House Website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Donovan Olson on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Olson
- "donovanolson," Official Campaign Website
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
- Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 24, 2012
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed October 1, 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
- 2008 Contributions to Donovan Olson
|Iowa House of Representatives District 48
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