Olson Elected as Speaker Pro Tem

Today Rep. Steve Olson (R-DeWitt) was elected as the Speaker Pro Tem in the Iowa House. Olson replaces retiring representative, Jeff Kaufmann (R-Wilton) who resigned his post on Tuesday.

“It is an honor to serve as the Speaker Pro Tem and I look forward to the challenge,” said Olson. “I am committed to working on behalf of the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa and continuing to move the state forward.”

Olson, who was first elected to the House in 2002, previously served as a House Assistant Leader in 2005. He is a veteran and family farmer in Clinton County. He and his wife, Eunice, have two grown children and four grandchildren.