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Revision as of 06:26, 20 December 2011

Rick Olson
Rick Olson MI.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 55
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1970
J.D.Stanford Law School, 1978
Date of birthNovember 18, 1949
Office website
Rick Olson (b. November 18, 1949) is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 55 since January 1, 2011.

Olson has previously served in Washington State's legislature from 1981 to 1983, and then served as an attorney in the Washington State Governor's office.

Olson graduated from Michigan State University in 1970, and then from Stanford Law School in 1978.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olson won election to the District 55 Seat in 2010. He defeated Frank Chrzanowski, Andrew Sosnoski and Mary Thayer in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Mike Smith (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 55 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Olson (R) 17,295
Mike Smith (D) 15,381

Campaign donors


In 2010, Olson raised $126,492 in contributions. [1]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Olson, Rick $92,471
Washtenaw County Republicans $5,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Monroe Republican Executive Cmte $2,250


Olson and his wife Linda have two children.

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