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* [http://kansasvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=15601 Kansas Votes profile]
 
* [http://kansasvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=15601 Kansas Votes profile]
 
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* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/1603-robert-rob-olson-kansas State Surge - Legislative and voting track record]
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=137387 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126711 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108110 2008], http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=85251 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74217 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=18221 2002]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:38, 3 July 2013

Robert Olson
Robert Olson.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 2011
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
2005 – 2011
Personal
ProfessionContractor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert Olson is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 23 since January 11, 2011. Olson was elected to the Senate after the resignation of Karin Brownlee, who was appointed the new Kansas Labor Secretary. [1] Prior to becoming a senator, Olson was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 2005 to January 11, 2011. he served as the Majority Whip.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Financial Institutions and Insurance, Chair
Organization, Calendar and Rules
Commerce
Utilities
Federal and State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Olson served on these committees in the House of Representatives:

Issues

Olson refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

  • H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases. 02/27/2009
  • H 2206 Amendments to late term and partial birth abortion law. 03/05/2009[3]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Olson endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Olson won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 23. Olson ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Steve Wright (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Kansas State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Olson Incumbent 63% 18,859
     Democratic Steve Wright 37% 11,098
Total Votes 29,957

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olson ran for re-election to the 26th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the GOP primary. General election took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Olson was re-elected to the 26th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Yvonne Marie Cunningham (L). [8] Olson raised $52,220 for his campaign, while Cunningham raised $0. [9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Olson (R) 11,067 78.7%
Yvonne Marie Cunningham (L) 2,981 21.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Olson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Olson raised a total of $286,056 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/4/2013.[10]

Robert Olson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 23 Won $139,271
2010 Kansas State House, District 26 Won $35,101
2008 Kansas State House, District 26 Won $52,220
2006 Kansas State House, District 26 Won $45,362
2004 Kansas State House, District 26 Won $10,487
2002 Kansas State House, District 26 Defeated $3,615
Grand Total Raised $286,056

2012

Olson won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $139,271.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Olson's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,588
Koch Industries$2,000
Steven II, Rodney L$2,000
Kansas Bankers Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$139,271
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Olson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $35,101.

2008

Olson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $52,220.

2006

Olson won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $45,362.

2004

Olson won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $10,487.

2002

Olson lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Olson raised a total of $3,615.

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[11]

2013

Robert Olson received a score of 74.1% in the 2013 index.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karin Brownlee
Kansas State Senate District 23
January 11, 2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 25
2006–January 11, 2011
Succeeded by
Bob Montgomery