Donovan Olson

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Donovan Olson
Donovan Olson - Official Portrait - 83rd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 48th district
In office
January 13, 2003 – January 9, 2011
Preceded by James Hahn
Succeeded by Chip Baltimore
Personal details
Born (1965-06-12) June 12, 1965 (age 52)
Boone, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sue
Residence Boone, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University
Website Olson's website

Donovan Olson (born June 12, 1965) is a former Iowa State Representative from the 48th District. A Democrat, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 until 2011, when he lost re-election to Republican Chip Baltimore. He received his BA and MCRP from Iowa State University.

During his last term in the Iowa House, Olson served on the Commerce, Joint Government Oversight, Local Government, Transportationm, and Ways and Means committees. He also served as chair of the Environmental Protection Committee and as a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and of the Climate Change Advisory Council.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2002 [1]
District 48
Turnout: 1,002
Democratic (newly redistricted) Donovan Olson Democratic 514 51.3
Mary Lee Weaver Democratic 486 48.5
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [2]
District 48
Turnout: 10,164
Democratic (newly redistricted) Donovan Olson Democratic 5,177 50.9
Philip L. Stone Republican 4,981 49.0
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [3]
District 48
Turnout: 13,977
Democratic hold Donovan Olson* Democratic 7,888 56.4
Charles Braun Republican 6,086 43.5
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [4]
District 48
Turnout: 10,046
Democratic hold Donovan Olson* Democratic 6,145 61.2
Charles Braun Republican 3,856 38.4
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [5]
District 48
Democratic hold Donovan Olson* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [6]
District 48
Turnout: 10,988
Republican gain from Democratic Chip Baltimore Republican 5,384 49.0
Donovan Olson* Democratic 5,361 48.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canvass Summary - Primary - 2002 General Election (6/4/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-01. p. 21. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 31. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 37. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  5. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held November 2, 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-12-16. p. 89. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Hahn
48th District
2003 – 2011
Succeeded by
Chip Baltimore