Jo (Jo) Oldson (D-041)

State Representative Jo Oldson

Jo (Jo) Oldson (D-041)
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Capitol: 515.281.3221
FAX: 515.281.5868
District: 515.225.2805
State Capitol 1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
4004 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Residence:Des Monies, IA

Committee Assignments


Jo is serving her 9th term in the Iowa House. She was selected by her colleagues to serve as the Minority Whip of the House Democrats. She also serves on the Appropriations, Commerce and Judiciary committees. Jo graduated from Eagle Grove Community High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Drake University. Jo has professional experience in both the private and public sectors. She worked for 10 years in the financial services industry. Following that, she worked for eight years in the office of the Insurance Commissioner, eventually serving as the First Deputy Insurance Commissioner. Jo then served as policy advisor to Governor Tom Vilsack. In this capacity, she advised the governor on the issues of health, human services, elder affairs, insurance, banking, utilities, and professional licensing. Jo and her husband, Brice Oakley, live in Des Moines. Throughout her career, Jo has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service. In addition, she has been actively involved in the community. She served for 10 years on the Young Women's Resource Center Board of Directors, and served on the board for the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center. She has been engaged in fundraising for United Way, is an active member of Plymouth Congregational Church, and volunteered for many years at Greenwood Elementary.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Brice Oakley   DOB: 5/15/1956
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