Correction: Senator Donny Olson

The Juneau Empire’s Guide to the Alaska State Legislature 2012, which appeared in Sunday’s Empire, contains inaccurate information for Sen. Donny Olson. Correct information appears below:



Sen. Donny Olson

D-Nome — District T

(800) 597-3707


Session contact info: State Capitol, Room 508, Juneau, AK 99801; 465-3707, fax 907-465-4821

Interim contact info: 716 W. 4th Ave. Suite 560, Anchorage, AK 99501; 269-0254, fax 907-260-2031

Occupation: Doctor, pilot, reindeer herder, businessman.

Personal: Born June 18, 1953 in Nome; married (Willow); children (Colby, Martin, and Donny Jr.); lifelong Alaska resident.

Education: Airline Transport Pilot License; commercial license; airplane and helicopter licenses; Airframe & Power Plant Mechanics License; Inspector’s Authorization; Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth; Doctor of Medicine, Oral Roberts School of Medicine; Cambridge (England) University; Seattle Pacific College; University of Alaska Fairbanks; University of Colorado School of Law.

Political and government: Alaska state senator (2000-present); chairman, Community and Regional Affairs Committee; member, Senate Finance and Resources committees; member, Legislative Council; recently served on Legislative Budget & Audit, Education and Transportation committees; reappointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to the Health Care Commission, co-chairman, Legislative Health Caucus; member, Alaska State Medical Board (1994-2000).


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