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Olin, David M. "Dave"

House 2007-2010 (District 1A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Roseau

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1947
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Other Names: Dave
City of Residence (when first elected): Thief River Falls
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney

EDUCATION

Ada High School; Secondary;
Concordia College, Moorhead; B.A.; Political Science and History
University of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; 1972

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Attorney: Pennington County, Minnesota; 1974 to 2006 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Muriel
Children: Two children: (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was raised on a farm north of Ada, Minnesota. He moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota around 1972.

He had been a member of the Republican Party before he ran for the Minnesota Legislature. He switched to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party around 2003.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2007-2008.

Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Thief River Falls
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Roseau
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Civil Justice Minutes
  • Finance: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
  • Public Safety Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Public Safety Policy and Oversight: Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Thief River Falls
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Roseau
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Natural Resources Minutes
  • Finance: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
  • Public Safety and Civil Justice Minutes
  • Public Safety and Civil Justice: Crime Victims Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Green, Craig. "Making a Move: After 32 Years in One Role, Olin Move to House." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 26, 2007, p. 17.



The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.