House of Representatives



Email: Representative.Kurt.Olson@akleg.gov
District 29
Party: Republican
Toll-Free: 800-463-2693

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 24
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-2693
Fax: 907-465-3835
Interim Contact
145 Main Street Loop Suite 221
Kenai AK, 99611
Phone: 907-283-2690
Fax: 907-283-2763

Date/Place of Birth:
March 24, 1948
Sacramento, California

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage: 1977 - 1982
Kenai: 1982 - 1995
Soldotna: 1995 - present

Family:
Spouse - Barbara
Children - Madelyn, Valerie

Education:
Cupertino High School: 1966
California State University
   - B.A. 1977

Military:
USAF: 1967 - 1971; Honorable Discharge

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2007 - present
Chair, Oil & Gas Committee: 2008
Co-chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Oil & Gas Committee: 2007
Vice-Chair, Econ. Dev., Trade & Tourism: 2011 - 2012
Member, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2007 - 2008
Member, Econ. Dev., Trade & Tourism: 2013 - present
Member, Resources Committee: 2005 - 2010
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Administration: 2005 - 2010
   - Court System: 2007 - 2008
   - Environmental Conservation: 2005 - 2010
   - Fish & Game: 2007 - 2010
   - Law: 2007 - 2008
   - Public Safety: 2007 - 2008
   - Revenue: 2007 - 2008

Other Political and Government Positions:
Soldotna City Council (2 years)
Central Emergency Services Service Area Board of Directors (elected 3 times, 8 years total, 3 as chair)

Business and Professional Positions:
Alaska Legislative Aide
Commercial Lines Insurance Broker
Custom Seafood Processor
The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Industry

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Rotary (Spenard, Kenai, and Soldotna)
Peninsula Winter Games Board of Directors
Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce (Board of Directors - Soldotna 5 years)
Kenai Wild Salmon Brand Board of Directors
Soldotna Elks Lodge

Special Interests:
Fishing, hiking, and photography