John Olson

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John Olson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 1
Bachelor'sNortheastern State University
Master'sUniversity of Tulsa
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army, Minnesota National Guard and Reserves
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John Olson was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma.[1] Olson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.



See also: Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Olson was defeated by Republican Jim Bridenstine.[2] Olson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Oklahoma's 1st District. Olson won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was April 13, 2012. Olson sought to unseat incumbent Rep. John Sullivan (R). Olson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Olson 32% 91,421
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Bridenstine 63.5% 181,084
     Independent Craig Allen 4.5% 12,807
Total Votes 285,312
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Olson was defeated by Jim Bridenstine in 2012. During that election cycle, Olson's campaign committee raised a total of $326,147 and spent $322,254.[3]


Olson and his wife, Zsa, live in Tulsa with their six children.

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