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Olseen, Rick E.

Senate 2007-2010 (District 17)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Anoka, Chisago, Isanti

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/6/1956
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Harris
Occupation (when first elected): Legislator/Truck and Trailer Repair Estimator, Fridley

EDUCATION

White Bear Mariner High School; Secondary;
916 Vocational-Technical College; Vocational-Technical School; Body Work and Painting

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: North Branch, Minnesota (School Board); 1991 to 2001 [Elected]
County Board/Commissioner: Chisago County, Minnesota (District 2, County Commissioner); 2002 to 2006

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Bambi
Children: Two children: Cristina and Becki (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for Minnesota House District 32B in the 2012 election.

Special Legislative Concerns: transportation, education, health care, property tax relief.

He grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 17
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Harris
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Anoka, Chisago, Isanti
Occupation: Legislator/Truck and Trailer Repair Estimator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
  • Finance: State Government Budget Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
  • State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
  • State and Local Government Operations and Oversight: Elections
  • Transportation

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 17
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Harris
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Anoka, Chisago, Isanti
Occupation: Legislator/Truck and Trailer Repair Estimator, Fridley
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education
  • Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
  • Finance: State Government Budget Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
  • Transportation
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