Tyler Olson is serving his 3rd term in the Iowa House of Representatives, representing House District 38 which includes most of southeast and some of northeast Cedar Rapids.  He is a ranking member of the Appropriations committee.  He also serves on the Commerce and Judiciary committees.  Tyler previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Ethics and the Ways and Means Committees. He also served on the Administrative Rules Review, Commerce, Human Resources, Judiciary, and Rebuild Iowa, Economic Growth and Environmental Protection committees.

Tyler was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, and has lived in House District 38 for almost his entire life. Tyler is married to Sarah Halbrook Olson, who works at the United Way of East Central Iowa.  Tyler and Sarah have a son and a daughter.

Tyler is a sixth generation Iowan and fourth generation Cedar Rapidian. Tyler graduated from George Washington Senior High School in 1994. Tyler earned his law degree from the University of Iowa in 2003. At the Iowa College of Law, he served as the Senior Note and Comment Editor for Volume 28 of The Journal of Corporation Law and President of the Iowa Student Bar Association.

Tyler works at Paulson Electric, a fourth-generation family business with offices in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo.  Paulson Electric is celebrating 80 years of service in Eastern Iowa in 2008.  Prior to joining Paulson Electric, he was an attorney at Bradley & Riley, PC, a law firm with offices in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, where he had a general practice, including, but not limited to, business and corporate and real estate law.

Tyler is a member of the American Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, Linn County Bar Association and serves on the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Justice for All Committee. He also is a member of the Linn Law Club, where he served as Treasurer in 2006.

Visit Tyler’s website at www.tylerolson.com