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Robert Olson
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Kansas State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 2011
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
2005 – 2011
Personal
ProfessionContractor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert Olson is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 23. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 11, 2011.[1]

Olson served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Olson served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Financial Institutions and Insurance, Chair
Organization, Calendar and Rules
Commerce
Utilities
Federal and State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Olson served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Olson served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Olson won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 23. Olson ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Steve Wright (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Olson Incumbent 63% 18,859
     Democratic Steve Wright 37% 11,098
Total Votes 29,957

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olson ran for re-election to the 26th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Olson was re-elected to the 26th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Yvonne Marie Cunningham (L).[6] Olson raised $52,220 for his campaign, while Cunningham raised $0.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Olson (R) 11,067 78.7%
Yvonne Marie Cunningham (L) 2,981 21.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Olson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Olson raised a total of $286,056 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[8]

Robert Olson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 23 Won $139,271
2010 Kansas State House, District 26 Won $35,101
2008 Kansas State House, District 26 Won $52,220
2006 Kansas State House, District 26 Won $45,362
2004 Kansas State House, District 26 Won $10,487
2002 Kansas State House, District 26 Defeated $3,615
Grand Total Raised $286,056

2012

Olson won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $139,271.

2010

Olson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $35,101.

2008

Olson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $52,220.

2006

Olson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $45,362.

2004

Olson won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $10,487.

2002

Olson lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $3,615.

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[9]

2013

Robert Olson received a score of 74.1% in the 2013 index.[10]

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Olson endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karin Brownlee
Kansas State Senate District 23
January 11, 2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 25
2006–January 11, 2011
Succeeded by
Bob Montgomery