Curtis Olafson

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Curtis Olafson
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North Dakota State Senate District 10
Former member
In office
2008 - 2012
Term ends
December 31, 2016
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$148/day
Per diemUp to $1,040/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Appointed2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Curtis Olafson is a former Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 10 from his appointment in 2006 to 2012.

Curtis Olafson's professional experience includes farming, ranching, and earthmoving construction.

Curtis Olafson earned his Bachelor's Degree at North Dakota State University.

Curtis Olafson is currently involved with a number of organizations, including the Icelandic Communities Association, the Logberg Heimskringla Icelandic Newspaper, the Logberg Heimskringla United States of America, the Mountain Community Center Capital Campaign Committee and the Thingvalla Cemetery Association.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Scorecards

2012 Walsh County Pro Life survey

A controversy ensued after Walsh County Pro Life changed Olafson's answers to its 2012 political survey. The group reversed several of Olafson's pro-life responses, arguing that his answers contradicted his voting record. The group noted the changes on the survey, but Olafson disputes their interpretation of his record. Olafson stated, "I have voted for every reasonable piece of pro-life legislation that has come before me and will continue to do so in the future."[1]

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Olafson ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 10. Olafson was defeated by former District 16 incumbent Joe Miller in the Republican primary on June 12. Daryl Passa ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota State Senate District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Miller 59.8% 2,002
Curtis Olafson Incumbent 40.2% 1,345
Total Votes 3,347

2008

Sen Curtis Olafson discusses his support of the National Debt Relief Amendment

On November 4, 2008, Olafson was re-elected to the 10th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Paul Bonaime (D). [4] Olafson raised $8,851 for his campaign, while Bonaime raised $18,200. [5]

North Dakota Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Curtis Olafson (R) 3,235
Paul Bonaime (D) 2,241

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Olafson collected $8,851 in donations.[6]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN PARTY $3,500
FPL ENERGY $1,000
NORTH DAKOTA PETROLEUM COUNCIL $500

Personal

Curtis Olafson is married to Bjork Eiriksdottir and has five children, three of which are step-children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 10
2006–2012
Succeeded by
John Grabinger