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Representative Kurt Olson  (R-30, Kenai)

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 24
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-2693
Fax: 907-465-3835

Interim Info:

145 Main Street Loop
Suite 221
Kenai AK, 99611
Phone: 907-283-2690
Fax: 907-283-2763
Toll Free: 800-463-2693

Elected to the House:

2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Konrad Jackson
907-465-4954
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-283-2690
Kenai: May-Dec
Anna Latham
907-465-4530
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Erika O'Sullivan
907-465-2693
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Laura Stidolph
907-465-2693
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Committee Memberships

Biography

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

Personal Legislation

HB 26 - Extend Cert. Direct-Entry Midwives Board
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21




HB 31 - Controlled Substances And Workers Comp
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act restricting the dispensing, administering, and repackaging of certain controlled substances for employees receiving workers' compensation benefits.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21




HB 32 - Workers Comp: Controlled Substances Tests
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act relating to employer-required drug testing; requiring the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board to adopt regulations relating to the prescription of controlled substances to employees; and relating to the prescription of controlled substances to employees.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21




HB 33 - Affordable Care Act Navigators
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act relating to health care navigators.

Status: (H) HSS : 2015-01-21




HB 34 - Workers' Compensation Amount For Ppd
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act relating to the amount of workers' compensation benefits in the case of permanent partial impairment.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21



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