Rick Olson

Biographical Information

Born: November 18, 1949 in Hancock
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Linda
Children: Brad and Kirk
Education: Stanford Law School, Juris Doctor; Michigan State University, B.S., Agricultural Economics; University of California, Davis, MS, Agricultural Economics; MSU, 38 credits earned in a Ph.D program in Education Administration
Employment/Military Record: Business management, law, finance and legislative support.
Community Activities: Washtenaw County Republican Executive Committee, Milan Moving Forward, moderate forums for the National Issues Forum, including 3 held a the Gerald Ford Presidential Library on the U-M campus
Religion: Unaffiliated

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012)
Other Offices: None served. Unsuccessfully challenged the incumbent Republican Douglas County (Washington state) Prosecuting Attorney in the primary in 1982.

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 55th District 2010
General Vote: 17,295 of 32,676 (52%)
Primary Vote: 3,775 of 7,626 (49%)

Political Activities: Served as an attorney for the Republican Caucus in the House of Representatives in Washington state for three sessions and also Executive Director of the Governor's Cabinet Task Force on Water Resources in the 1980s

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