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Rich Olive

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Rich Olive
Iowa State Senate District 5
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Realtor
Rich Olive was a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate. He represented District 5 from 2007-2010.

Olive has received his high school diploma.

Olive served in the United States Army National Guard. He has been President of Story City Development Corporation. He is currently owner/President of Norsemen Insurance and Realty.

Committee assignments



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Olive lost to Republican candidate Robert Bacon by a margin of 12,368 to 10,510 in the November 2 general election.[1]

In the June 8 primary election, Olive was unopposed.[2]


On November 7, 2008, Olive was re-elected to the 5th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating James M. Kurtenbach (R).[3] Olive raised $231,239 for his campaign, while Kurtenbach raised $206,876.[4]

Iowa State Senate, District 5 (2006)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.pngRich Olive (D) 11,224
James M. Kurtenbach (R) 11,162

Campaign donors


In 2006 Olive collected $231,239 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $114,315
Forward Together PAC $9,500
Progressive Patriots Fund $9,000
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association $8,500


Olive and his wife, Marian, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stewart Iverson
Iowa Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Robert Bacon