Hello & Welcome to the online home of Senate Majority Leader Russell Olson
South Dakota District 8 Lake, Miner, Moody & Sanborn
It is once again an honor and a privilege to serve you in the South Dakota Legislature. I am now in my seventh year in the Legislature and continue working to help build a better future for the citizens of South Dakota. I have once again been selected Senate Majority Leader by my colleagues, which allows me to be at the forefront of issues important to District 8 and South Dakota.
I have had the privilege of working on a number of committees and task forces, including the Criminal Justice Reform Task Force, the State Drainage Task Force, the State-Tribal Relations Study Committee and more. I was honored to chair the South Dakota Redistricting Committee and the Postsecondary Education Interim Committee. These opportunities have further educated me on the issues important to South Dakota and I will now put that knowledge to work in the Senate.
I have introduced and passed legislation beneficial to the people of South Dakota on many levels including K-12 Education, ethanol, Medicaid funding, and child custody. In 2010, I was named Legislator of the Year by the South Dakota Farmers Union and in 2011 was honored by the South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association with their Friend of Ethanol award.
I, along with my family, would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve in the South Dakota Senate. I pride myself on the manner in which I handle constituent issues. As a South Dakotan, you play a critical part in the legislative process. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions, concerns or comments. Please visit my Facebook page, and follow me on Twitter to stay up to date with our campaign.
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