|Michigan Senate District 9|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
January 1, 2011
Before becoming a Senator, Olshove served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1991 to 1998 and served on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners from 1999 to 2002.
Olshove graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Communications from Michigan State in 1973. Olshove has had political experience working as Legislative Assistant in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Olshove served on these committees:
- Senior Citizens and Veterans Affairs (Minority Vice Chair)
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Campaign and Election Oversight
- Energy Policy and Public Utilities (Minority Vice Chair)
- Government Operations and Reform
- Homeland Security and Emerging Technologies.
Basham represented Michigan Senate District 9. District 9 includes the North Detroit suburbs of Center Line, Eastpointe, Fraser, and St. Clair Shores.
Key votes of 2009-2010
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- Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
- Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
- Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
- Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
- Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
- Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
- Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
- Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
- Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
- Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
- Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
- Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
- Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
Olshove was not eligible for re-election under Michigan's term limits.
Olshove raised $78,730 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 9|
|Dennis Olshove (D)||60,769|
|Jeremy Nielson (R)||27,294|
|James Allison (L)||2,158|
|Richard Kuszmar (G)||1,300|
In 2006 Dennis Olshove collected $78,730 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Michigan Auto Workers Region V||$10,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$8,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholdesalers Association||$6,350|
Dennis is married to Fran Olshove. They have four children and reside in Warren, Michigan.
- List of 2010 state legislative candidates in Michigan
- "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees
- "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Olshove's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2006 contributors to Dennis Olshove
|Michigan State Senate District 9
2003–January 1, 2011
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