|Minnesota House of Representatives District 32B|
|Minnesota State Senate District 17|
|2007 - 2011|
|Profession||Truck/Trailer Repair Estimator|
|(timed out) Campaign website|
Olseen graduated from 916 Vocational-Tech Academy and is Truck and Trailer Repair Estimator.
Prior to leaving the senate, Olseen was a member of these committees:
- Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
- State Government Budget Division (Vice-Chair)
- State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
- Transportation Budget and Policy Division.
Olseen ran for election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 32B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was defeated by Bob Barrett (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 32B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bob Barrett Incumbent||50.9%||10,644|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
Olseen lost re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Sean Nienow running for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 17 (2006)|
|Rick Olseen (DFL)||17,355||47.45%|
|Sean Nienow (R)||16,919||46.26%|
|Bill Neuman (I)||2,278||6.23%|
In 2006, Olseen collected $47,336 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Chisago County DFL||$1,675|
|Isanti County DFL||$1,375|
|Patricia Sundberg House District 17A Cmte||$1,000|
Olseen represented Minnesota Senate District 17. District 17 includes the Northern outlying Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area.
Rick is married to Bambi Olseen. They have two children and reside in Harris, Minnesota.
- Rick Olseen's official campaign website
- Rick Olseen's official Minnesota State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Minnesota Public Radio votetracker profile
- "Minnesota Senate" List of Standing Committees
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Secretary of State Official general election results
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Results General Election - Nov. 7, 2006," accessed May 15, 2014
- 2006 contributions to Rick Olseen
- "Minnesota Secretary of State" Map of Senate District 14
|Minnesota State Senate District 17
| Succeeded by|
Sean Nienow (R)