Tyler Olson

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Tyler Olson
Tyler Olson - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 65th district
38th (2007 – 2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 8, 2007
Preceded by Rob Hogg
Personal details
Born 1976 (age 37–38)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah Olson
Children Leo
Willa
Alma mater Claremont McKenna College
University of Iowa
Website Government website

Tyler Olson, is the Iowa State Representative from the 38th District. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2007 and as Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party since 2013. He received his BA from Claremont McKenna College and his JD from the University of Iowa College of Law.

As of November 2013, Olson serves on several committees in the Iowa House - as a member of the Commerce and Judiciary committees and as the ranking member of the Appropriations Committee. He also serves as a member of the Medical Assistance Projections and Assessment Council and of the Single Point of Entry Long-term Living Resources System Team. His prior political experience includes serving on the Linn County Democratic Central Committee Finance Committee, serving as finance director for Rob Tully for Congress in 1998, and working as assistant finance director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 1999-2000. Olson announced a run for Governor of Iowa in 2013,[1] but ultimately dropped out of the race.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [3]
District 38
Turnout: 11,045
Democratic hold Tyler Olson Democratic 7,148 64.7
Don Palmer Republican 3,894 35.3
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [4]
District 38
Democratic hold Tyler Olson* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [5][6]
District 38
Turnout: 10,793
Democratic hold Tyler Olson* Democratic 7,136 66.1
Jason M. Marshall Independent 1,410 13.1
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012 [7]
District 65
Democratic hold Tyler Olson* Democratic unopposed

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ruth Ann Gaines
65th District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Rob Hogg
38th District
2007 – 2013
Succeeded by
Kevin Koester