Rick Olson (Michigan)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 55|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University, 1970|
|J.D.||Stanford Law School, 1978|
|Birthday||November 18, 1949|
Olson has previously served in Washington State's legislature from 1981 to 1983, and then served as an attorney in the Washington State Governor's office.
Olson graduated from Michigan State University in 1970, and then from Stanford Law School in 1978.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Olson served on these committees:
- Banking and Financial Services
- Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules, Chair
- Tax Policy
- Transportation Member
Olson won election to the District 55 Seat in 2010. He defeated Frank Chrzanowski, Andrew Sosnoski and Mary Thayer in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Mike Smith (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 55 General election (2010)|
|Rick Olson (R)||17,295|
|Mike Smith (D)||15,381|
In 2010, Olson raised $126,492 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Washtenaw County Republicans||$5,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Monroe Republican Executive Cmte||$2,250|
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Tea Party Scorecard
The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.
January 2011 - March 2012
Rick Olson received a 78% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Olson and his wife Linda have two children.
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Kathy Angerer (D)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 55
2011 – 2013
| Succeeded by|
Adam Zemke (D)