Dave Olin

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Dave Olin
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 1A district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Maxine Penas
Succeeded by Dan Fabian
Personal details
Born 1947
Political party Democratic Farmer Labor Party
Spouse(s) Muriel
Children 2
Residence Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Alma mater Concordia College, Moorhead
University of Minnesota Law School
Profession attorney, legislator
Religion Lutheran

David M. "Dave" Olin (born 1947) is a Minnesota politician and a former Democratic Farmer Labor Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 1A, which includes all of Kittson and Roseau counties, as well as portions of Marshall and Pennington counties in the northwestern part of the state.[1] First elected in 2006, he was re-elected in 2008, but was unseated by Republican Dan Fabian in the 2010 general election.[2]

Olin won his first term in 2006 when he defeated Republican DelRay Flom, an agricultural businessman, by a margin of 54% to 46%.[3] Incumbent Rep. Maxine Penas, a Republican, did not seek re-election.[4]

Olin was a member of the House Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Committee, the House Civil Justice Committee, and the House Public Safety Policy and Oversight Committee. He also served on the Finance Subcommittee for the Public Safety Finance Division, and on the Public Safety Policy and Oversight Subcommittee for the Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division.[5]

Olin was raised near Ada,[6] and later received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Concordia College in Moorhead and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.[7] Prior to be elected a state representative, he served as Pennington County Attorney for 32 years.[4] He currently resides in Thief River Falls.[7]


  1. ^ "01a". Retrieved August 10, 2007.
  2. ^ http://dailyme.com/story/2010110300007169/fabian-wins-minnesota-1a-house-seat.html
  3. ^ "Election Reporting". Retrieved August 10, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "The bottom of the ticket". Retrieved August 10, 2007.
  5. ^ "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Olin, David M". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  6. ^ "Minnesota Election Analysis". Retrieved August 10, 2007. Archived March 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ a b "Dave Olin (DFL) 01A". Retrieved August 10, 2007.

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Preceded by
Maxine Penas
Minnesota State Representative for District 1A
2007 – 2011
Succeeded by
Dan Fabian