100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Kurt Olson

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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 - 2010
Chair, Oil & Gas Committee: 2008
Co-chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Oil & Gas Committee: 2007
Member, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2007 - 2008
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