Jo Oldson

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Jo Oldson
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Iowa House of Representatives District 61
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 11
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDrake University
J.D.Drake University
BirthdayMay 15, 1956
Place of birthFort Dodge, IA
Office website
Jo Oldson (b. May 15, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 61st District since 2003.

Oldson received her JD and BA from Drake University.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Oldson has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Oldson served on the following committees:



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Oldson won re-election to the 61st District seat against Darlene Blake (R). Oldson had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 61 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJo Oldson (D) 7,943
Darlene Blake (R) 4,274


On November 4, 2008, Oldson was re-elected to the 61st District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Eric Kohlsdorf (R). [3] Oldson raised $70,870 for her campaign, while Kohlsdorf raised $7,518. [4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 61
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJo Oldson (D) 10,519
Eric Kohlsdorf (R) 5,213

Campaign donors


In 2010 Oldson collected $53,348 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[5]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jo Oldson's campaign in 2010
Iowa Credit Union League$4,500
Iowa Democratic Party$3,243
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$3,000
Iowa Medical Society$2,750
Iowa Health Care Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $53,348


In 2008 Oldson collected $70,870 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Credit Union League $8,500
Iowa Medical Society $4,250
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $4,000
Iowa State Bar Association $2,200

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