Rick (Rick) L. Olson (D-SH031)
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State Capitol 1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319

District Office:
3012 East 31st Court
Des Moines, IA 50317
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Brenda   
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Public Safety
MemberJoint Committee on Administrative Rules Review
MemberHouse Committee on Government Oversight
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
MemberHouse Committee on Judiciary
Counties Representing
School Districts
Carlisle Community School District
Des Moines Independent Community School District
Des Moines Independent Community School District
Southeast Polk Community School District


Rick Olson is serving his 7th term in the Iowa House of Representatives. He serves on the Judiciary, Public Safety, Agriculture and Administrative Rules Review Committees.

Rick attended Grand View College receiving his undergraduate and law degrees from Drake University. Representative Olson worked as an Assistant Polk County Attorney and has spent 40 years in private practice in Des Moines.

Rick is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Polk County Bar Association, Iowa Association for Justice, Asian & Latino Coalition, Des Moines Elks Lodge #98, and the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeder's and Owner's Association. He is a past board member of the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and past commissioner of the Polk County Magistrate Appointing Commission.

Representative Olson, married to Brenda, is a proud lifelong "Eastsider". He has three grown daughters and 4 grandchildren.