Rick Olson

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Rick Olson
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Iowa House of Representatives District 31
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGrandview College
J.D.Drake University
Personal
Place of birthDes Moines, IA
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Rick Olson is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Olson's professional experience includes working as an attorney in private practice.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Olson served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Judiciary
Public Safety
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Olson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Rick L. Olson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Joshua James Herbert (L) in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Olson ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 31. Olson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olson won re-election to the 68th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 68 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Olson (D) 5,747
Dave Dicks (R) 3,309

2008

On November 4, 2008, Olson was re-elected to the 68th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Larry Voorhees (R).[8] Olson raised $25,165 for his campaign, while Voorhees raised $3,896.[9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 68
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Olson (D) 8,671
Larry Voorhees (R) 4,267

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Olson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Olson raised a total of $107,292 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[10]

Rick Olson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 31 Won $23,958
2010 Iowa State House, District 68 Won $24,725
2008 Iowa State House, District 68 Won $25,165
2006 Iowa State House, District 68 Won $12,683
2004 Iowa State House, District 68 Won $20,761
Grand Total Raised $107,292

2012

Olson won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $23,958.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Olson's campaign in 2012
Iowa State Bar Association$2,450
Citizens For Preservation of Racing$2,000
Iowa Dental Association$2,000
Stoltze, Bruce H$1,350
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$1,350
Total Raised in 2012$23,958
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Olson collected $24,725 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[11]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Olson's campaign in 2010
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$2,500
Iowa State Bar Association$2,500
Great Plains Laborers District Council$2,500
Iowa State Building & Construction Trades Council$1,250
Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2010 $24,725

2008

In 2008 Olson collected $25,165 in donations.[12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $3,000
Iowa State Bar Association $2,000
Citizens for Preservation of Racing $1,500
Iowa Heavy Highway Contractors Association $1,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lee Hein (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 31
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 68
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Daniel Lundby (D)