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Kurt Olson
Alaska House of Representatives District 33
Incumbent
Assumed office
2005
Current term ends
January 24, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House site
Kurt Olson is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 33rd District since 2005.

Olson served in the United States Air Force and has worked as an Alaska Legislative Aide, Insurance Broker - Commercial Lines, Custom Seafood Processor, and in the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Industry.

Olson is a member of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Kenai Rotary, Kenai Wild Salmon Brand Board, Peninsula Winter Games Board, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Board, Soldotna Rotary, and Spenard Rotary. [1]

Issue positions

Olson did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Olson has been appointed to these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Administration
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Workforce Development
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Facilities

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Administration
  • Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation
  • Subcommittee on Fish and Game
  • Victims' Advocate Selection

  • HB 10 - "An Act authorizing a borough to charge a city for costs of collecting certain taxes; relating to a mandatory exemption from municipal property taxes for residences of certain widows or widowers, and to optional exemptions from municipal property taxes for property of certain fraternal organizations, for certain college property, and for certain residential property; and providing for an effective date."
  • HB 29 - "An Act increasing the minimum wage; and providing for an effective date."

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Elections

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olson won re-election to the 33rd District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary.[4] He defeated Richard Waisanen in the November 2 general election.[5]

Alaska House of Representatives District 33 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Olson (R) 4,995
Richard Waisanen (D) 1,525

2008

In 2008 Olson was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 33. Olson (R) finished with 5,461 votes and was followed by Richard Waisanen (D) with 1,633 votes and Kelly Wolf (I) with 1,013 votes.[6] Olson raised $42,820 for his campaign fund.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 33
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Olson (R) 5,461
Richard Waisanen (D) 1,633
Kelly Wolf (I) 1,013

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Olson raised $42,820 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[8]

Contributor 2008 total
AK Assoc of Realtors $2,000
Tesoro Corp $2,000
BP Alaska $2,000
Associated General Contractors of Alaska $2,000
Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Assoc $1,000

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Preceded by
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Alaska State House District 33
2005–present
Succeeded by
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