John Olszewski, Jr.

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John Olszewski, Jr.
Maryland House of Delegates District 6
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJune 12, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Board of Education Student Member, Baltimore County
Bachelor'sGoucher College, 2004
Master'sGeorge Washington University, 2005
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1982
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
ReligionUnited Methodist Church
Office website
John Olszewski, Jr. (b. September 10, 1982) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 6. He was first appointed to the chamber on June 12, 2006.

Olszewski's professional experience includes working as a teacher at Patapsco High School/Center for the Arts, Dundalk.

Committee assignments


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


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

  • Ways & Means
  • Subcommittee on Education
  • Subcommittee on Election Law



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Olszewski successfully won re-election, coming in first in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Olszewski, Jr. (D) 16,278
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Weir, Jr. (D) 14,618
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Minnick (D) 14,405
Bob Long (R) 12,999
Ric Metzgar (R) 12,480
Carlton Clendaniel (R) 9,612


On November 7, 2006, John Olszewski, Jr. ran for District 6 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Joseph Minnick, Michael Weir, Jr., Steve Dishon, Richard Metzgar, and Paul Blitz. [2]

John Olszewski, Jr. raised $37,084 for his campaign.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 6
Candidates Votes Percent
John Olszewski, Jr. (D) 18,769 22.9%
Joseph Minnick (D) 17,379 21.2%
Michael Weir, Jr. (D) 17,117 20.9%
Steve Dishon (R) 10,961 13.4%
Richard Metzgar (R) 8,915 10.9%
Paul Blitz (R) 8,765 10.7%
Write-Ins 106 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Olszewski was up for re-election, he collected $77,933 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Olszewski, Jr.'s campaign in 2010
Friends For John Olszewski Sr$4,000
United Food And Commercial Workers Union Local 27$2,500
Baltimore County Fire Fighters$1,850
Maryland Education Association$1,830
Maryland Realtors Association$1,620
Total Raised in 2010 $77,933


In 2006 John Olszewski, Jr. collected $37,084 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Friends for John Olszewski, Sr. $2,200
German Hill Retail Center Ptrn $2,000
Metropolis Funding Inc. $1,650
Maryland State Teachers Association $1,050
County Seal Democratic Club of Baltimore County $1,050


Olszewski is a member of the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, Battle Grove Democratic Club, Eastern Baltimore County Democratic Club, Maryland Saltwater Sportsfisherman's Association, New 7th Democratic Civic Club, Tri-District Democratic Club, 2009 State Plan for Postsecondary Education Work Group, Maryland Youth Advisory Council, and Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education.[6]

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