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Steven Olson
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Iowa House of Representatives District 97
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Iowa House of Representatives
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchIowa Army National Guard
Years of service1966-1972
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1947
Place of birthClinton, IA
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steven Olson (b. January 30, 1947) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 97 since 2013. He previously represented District 83 from 2003 to 2013. In the 2013 session, Olson serves as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Olson is a farmer, and served in the Iowa Army National Guard from 1966-1972.

He is a member of the American Legion, Central Community Foundation Board, DeWitt Development Board, Iowa Cattleman's Association, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Pork Producers, and the Lions Club.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Administration and Rules
Agriculture
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:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Steven Olson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Olson ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 97. Olson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Olson defeated Ted Whisler (D), who filed after the primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Olson Incumbent 60.6% 10,088
     Democratic Ted Whisler 39.4% 6,572
Total Votes 16,660

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olson won re-election to the 83rd District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 83
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Olson (R) 9,224

2008

On November 4, 2008, Olson was re-elected to the 83rd District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Steve Smith (D). [6] Olson raised $66,686 for his campaign, while Smith raised $15,149. [7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 83
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Olson (R) 9,135
Steve Smith (D) 7,078

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010 Olson collected $71,804 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[8]


2008

In 2008 Olson collected $66,686 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $15,531
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $4,500
Iowans for Tax Relief $3,000
Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Anderson (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 97
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 83
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Jerry Kearns (D)