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Olson, Liz

House 2017-2022 (District 07B); House 2023-Present (District 8A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1982 (uncertain)
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Community advocate

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, Duluth; B.A.; Sociology, 2004
Luther Seminary; M.A.; Congregational and Community Care

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: One child (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She announced she would not seek reelection in 2024.

Total Days Served: 2612

SESSIONS SERVED

93rd Legislative Session (2023-2024)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08A
Elected: 11/8/2022
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/3/2023 to 1/13/2025
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: None listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Children and Families Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Commerce Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Economic Development Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Education Finance Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Elections Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Health Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Higher Education Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Housing Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Human Services Finance Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Labor and Industry Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Legacy Finance Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Public Safety Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • State and Local Government Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Taxes Minutes
  • Transportation Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member
  • Ways and Means (Chair) Minutes
  • Workforce Development Finance and Policy Minutes - Ex Officio Member

92nd Legislative Session (2021-2022)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 07B
Elected: 11/3/2020
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/5/2021 to 1/2/2023
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Community advocate
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2021 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Housing Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Redistricting Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes
  • Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Minutes
Leadership Position: Deputy Majority Leader
Leadership Position: Speaker Pro Tempore
Session Notes: Senator Jen McEwen, and Representatives Jennifer Schultz and Liz Olson's elections were contested by their opponents. The court dismissed the case.

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 07B
Elected: 11/6/2018
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/4/2021
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Community advocate
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • Ways & Means Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Health and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Long-Term Care Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: State Government Finance Division Minutes
Leadership Position: Majority Whip
Leadership Position: Speaker Pro Tempore

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 07B
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Community advocate
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2017 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Health & Human Services Reform Minutes
  • Health & Human Services Reform: Subcommittee on Aging & Long-Term Care Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes
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