Lauris Olson for  Story County Supervisor

The Democratic Party's nominee for the 4-year seat

 Campaign Highlights

Having Fun with my Four-Legged Friends

Other Endorsements :
Laurent Hodges:
 Olson has my vote Democratic Party: Story County Democrats duly endorse duly nominated party candidates Tom Corrieri:  Lauris Olson will be ready from the get-go Mary Ann Dilla: Why I am voting for Olson Matthew Goodman:  Olson understands local government  or  Goodman video Jim Popken:  ​Olson advocates for open government and citizen involvement  
Francis Todey:  Olson understands roadways' importance

Supervisors Social: IA Dist. 9 Rep. Miller to speak at 9.9.16 fundraiser

     Story County Democrats are showing their support for Board of Supervisor candidates Lauris Olson and

Linda Murken with a friend raiser/fundraiser this Friday, Sept. 9, at St. John's by the Campus Church, 2338

Lincoln Way, in Ames. 

    Iowa House District 9 Representative Helen Miller of Fort Dodge (photo at right) will be the special guest

speaker. Miller is a leader in the effort for criminal justice reform in Iowa. In addition, Miller, Olson, and Murken

are expected to speak about the importance of women being elected to local government leadership positions.

     Over three-dozen hosts are looking forward to greeting guests, the food committee is preparing plenty of sandwiches, salads and desserts for the buffet, and the bartenders will have an assortment of beer, white wine and non-alcoholic beverages on ice.

     The festivities run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Donations can be made to the individual campaigns in advance or at the door. If donating by check, please make a separate check out to each candidate's campaign. Lauris' campaign accepts PayPal (, credit cards (she carries a Square card reader) and Act Blue.

Below: Helping Story County Democrats Central Committee member Andy Bock register delegates at the July 9 reconvened county convention.

Left & below: Introducing Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II of Missouri at the Coordinated Campaign Kickoff event on July 10.

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​    Often                                     6.16 ​​                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Left: Chatting with Story County Democrats secretary Tom Beell. Right: Stopping into Coordinated Campaign Headquarters to say "hello" to the phone canvassers and IDP organizer for Ames Tyson Vitale.

Elected Officials Endorse Olson:   Campaign cabinet also filled with local experience

Thank you to the above supporters.

 I am so appreciative.


Dear Site Visitor,

As you read the endorsements, I believe you will see that the authors and you have at least one thing in common - a desire to have well informed, knowledgeable and forward-thinking local elected officials.

     Please read my goals and visions.


     I believe that you will see how together, we can put my extensive knowledge about Story County to work developing innovative solutions for Story County’s affordable housing shortage and transportation deficits. I will bring a new perspective, an inquisitive mind and a strong voice to the Story County Board of Supervisors.    


 Website Paid for by Lauris Olson for Supervisor. MaryAnn Dilla,  Treasurer

Primary Win

Lauris Olson: 1,519 votes (55.1 %)  Reno Berg: 1,232 votes (44.6 %)

"Story County Democrats hit the polls Tuesday [June 7] and elected Lauris Olson to represent the party in the general election this fall for a seat on the Story County Board of Supervisors that is being vacated by Supervisor Wayne Clinton."


Ames Tribune 6.8.16 Olson claims victory in Story County Board of Supervisors primary

Left: Story County Supervisor candidate Lauris Olson (left), and Earl and Johnie Hammond praise Pepper, their granddaughter’s dog, for his good behavior during a recent visit at Northcrest Community in Ames. Johnie Hammond, a former Story County Supervisor and state senator, is one of several current and local elected officals that have endorsed Olson in the three-way race for the full term seat on the November ballot. Photo by Kesia Hanson 

Press release 8.2.16 Read what Johnie Hammond, State Senator Herman Quirmbach, State Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, former Ames City Council member Matthew Goodman, and former Soil and Water Commissioner Erwin Klaashad to say. Also see who else is helping Lauris' campaign. 

Ames Tribune 8.5.16 Olson receives party support from leaders in board of supervisors race

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