Robert S. Olson

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Robert Olson
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded byKarin Brownlee
Personal details
Born (1969-12-01) December 1, 1969 (age 51)[1]
WaKeeney, Kansas
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rachel Olson
ResidenceOlathe, Kansas
ProfessionState Senator

Robert S. Olson (born December 1, 1969) is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 23rd district. He was previously a Representative in the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 26th district from 2005 to 2010, having served as the Majority Whip. Olson was appointed to the Kansas Senate following Karin Brownlee's nomination to serve as Kansas Secretary of Labor. The American Conservative Union gave him a lifetime rating of 83%.

Rob Olson helped author a 2018 bill that would ban gay and lesbian couples from adopting.[2]

Olson also voted against Medicaid expansion, which would have extended healthcare to 150,000 Kansans.[3]

In May of 2020, Olsen voted to strip Governor Laura Kelly of her power to enact policies in response to COVID-19.[4]

Senate committee membership[edit]

  • Commerce
  • Former Chairman - Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • Current Chairman of Senate Utilities Committee

House committee membership[edit]

  • Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits (Chairman)
  • Federal and State Affairs
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Select Committee on KPERS
  • Energy and Utilities

Major donors[edit]

The top 5 donors to Olson's 2008 campaign were:[5]

  1. Kansas City Power and Light $1,000
  2. Koch Industries $1,000
  3. Kansas Medical Society $1,000
  4. Conoco Phillips $900
  5. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation $750


  1. ^ Rep. Robert S. (Rob) Olson Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  2. ^ "SB 401". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  3. ^ "HB 2066". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  4. ^ "HB 2054". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  5. ^ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions Retrieved June 28, 2009.

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