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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 12
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
Date of birthMay 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, 2012

Oldson is running in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 41. Oldson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and will face Clarke Davidson in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


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.[4]

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). [5] Oldson raised $70,870 for her campaign, while Kohlsdorf raised $7,518. [6]

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:[7]

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.[8]

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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