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Rick Olson


For Iowa House


A Strong, Progressive Leader for

Des Moines and Pleasant Hill 

Iowa House District 31

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

A lifelong Eastside resident, Rick attended Grandview College and Drake University, receiving his law degree from Drake in 1976. Upon graduation from law school, he went to work as an Assistant Polk County Attorney. While an Assistant Polk County Attorney, Rick was a member of AFSCME. Rick entered private practice in 1979 and has practiced law in Des Moines for more than 40 years. 

He is married to Brenda and has three grown daughters and four grandchildren. 

Community Involvement 

Former Assistant Polk County Attorney, member of Iowa State Bar Association, Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa Association for Justice, and the Des Moines Elks. Past board member of the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and former member of the Polk County Magistrate Appointing Commission. 

About Rick

Rick's Plan for Iowa



Providing our children, grandchildren, nieces & nephews with every educational opportunity through investing in public schools


Keeping our streets and children safe while providing criminal justice reform


Protecting the rights of women to make their own reproductive health care decisions.

quality affordable heALTH care

Ensuring access to affordable, quality health care & expanding mental health services

Protecting Workers

Stopping the erosion of workers' rights