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Olsen, Stephanie

House 2003-2004 (District 47B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Anoka, Hennepin


Date of Birth: 11/27/1967
Birth Place: Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Birth County: Anoka
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Christian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Brooklyn Park
Occupation (when first elected): Teacher/Education Researcher, Minnesota House of Representatives Republican Caucus


St. Cloud State University; B.S.; Social Studies/Secondary Education


State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Education researcher for the House Republican Caucus); ? to 200?


Spouse: Troy (he worked for the House Republican caucus)
Children: Two children: Grace (adopted from China, 2004) and Faith Ying (adopted from China, 2006) (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


She ran unsuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in an April 1995 special election.

Religion provided by Session Weekly, January 17, 2003.

Total Days Served: 728


83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 47B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Brooklyn Park
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Anoka, Hennepin
Occupation: Teacher/Education Researcher, Minnesota House of Representatives Republican Caucus
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
  • Education Finance Minutes
  • Education Policy Minutes
  • Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2003 House Interview

Articles & Books About
Kibiger, Michelle. "Hometown Roots: Olsen Draws on a Lifetime of Experience, Community Connections as a New Representative." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 17, 2003, p. 14.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.