Justin Olson

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Justin Olson
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Arizona Corporation Commissioner
Assumed office
October 17, 2017
Preceded by Doug Little
Member of the ArizonaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 25th [1] district
In office
January 14, 2013 January 9, 2017
Succeeded by Michelle Udall
Member of the ArizonaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 19th district
In office
January 10, 2011 January 14, 2013
Servingwith Kirk Adams
Preceded by Rich Crandall
Personal details
Born Mesa, Arizona
Nationality American
Political party Republican
ResidenceMesa, Arizona
Alma mater Arizona State University
Website votejustinolson.com

Justin Olson [2] (born in Mesa, Arizona) is an American politician who currently serves on the Arizona Corporation Commission. Olson is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing District 25 from January 14, 2013 until 2017. Olson previously served consecutively from January 10, 2011 until January 14, 2013 in the District 19 seat. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Mesa, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

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The Arizona Corporation Commission is the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Arizona, established by Article 15 of the Arizona Constitution. Arizona is one of only fourteen states with elected commissioners. The Arizona constitution explicitly calls for an elected commission, as opposed to a governor-appointed commission, which is the standard in most states, because its drafters feared that governors would appoint industry-friendly officials. They are directly elected statewide and serve staggered four-year terms.

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Education

Olson earned his BS and MBA from Arizona State University.

A Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years, or a person holding such a degree.

The Master of Business Administration degree originated in the United States in the early 20th century when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific approaches to management. The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, applied statistics, business communication, business ethics, business law, finance, managerial economics, management, entrepreneurship, marketing and operations in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy.

Arizona State University Public university located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona, United States

Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona.

Olson is a tax analyst who worked for the University of Phoenix before his appointment to the Corporation Commission. [3]

The University of Phoenix (UOPX) is a for-profit university headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1976, the University of Phoenix confers certificates and degrees in over 100 certificate programs and degree programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree levels. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university has an open enrollment admission policy, requiring a high-school diploma, GED, or its equivalent as its criteria for admissions.

Corporation Commission

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Justin Olson sworn into office, as Corporation Commissioner.

On October 17, 2017, Governor Doug Ducey appointed Olson to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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References

  1. "Justin Olson". Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona State Legislature . Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  2. "Justin Olson's Biography". Project Vote Smart . Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  3. http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/energy/2017/10/17/ducey-appoints-justin-olson-utility-regulator-replace-doug-little/773333001/
  4. "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2014 General Election November 4, 2014" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 9. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  5. "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 Primary Election August 28, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 12, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
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  7. "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2010 Primary Election - August 24, 2010" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
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