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|Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives|
from the 34th district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||David Lust|
|Born||January 29, 1985|
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
|Residence||Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College (B.A.)|
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (M.H.A)
Jess Olson was born in Rapid City, South Dakota. She attended Dartmouth College where she received her B.A. in English Literature. She then completed her master's degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2011.
Olson graduated from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2011. She served as Executive Director for Wellfully, a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization serving at-risk youth from 2012 to 2018. In 2019, she launched a home health company, Stay Graceful, Inc.
In the four-way November 6, 2018 General election, Olson took the first seat with 5,853 votes (32%) and Representative Diedrich took the second seat ahead of Democratic candidates George Nelson and Brian Davis.
- "Representative Jess Olson". Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
- "Jess Olson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
- "South Dakota Legislature - 2019". Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota Legislative Research Council. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
- "Official Results General Election - November 6, 2018". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
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