Representative Liz Olson to not seek reelection in 2024

Minnesota Representative Liz Olson has announced that after eight years, she will not be seeking reelection in 2024.

“Representing the people of Duluth in the House of Representatives has been an incredible honor. But now is the right time for me to step back and spend more time with my family and more time in the city of Duluth,” says Olson. 

Representative Olson was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016 as a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) in District 8A of northeastern Minnesota.

“From day one, working with hardworking, smart, and compassionate people who want to make our city and our state better has been the greatest joy of this job. I am so grateful for everyone who has voted for me, supported me, called my office, written me emails, visited me at the Capitol, and pushed me to dream big in this role. This job has always been a team effort, and that’s what I love most about it,” says Representative Olson. 

She has served as speaker pro tempore, the majority whip, and as a deputy majority leader in her time in office. She also currently chairs the Ways and Means Committee and sits on the Rules and Legislative Administration and Taxes Committees.

“I ran for office eight years ago because I love this city. Regardless of what my next chapter holds, I will always be an advocate for my beloved Duluth community. And, I can’t wait to have more time to run on our beautiful trails, enjoy time with friends, and be home more often for dinner and bedtime stories with my husband and daughter.” 

Representative Olson lives with her husband and daughter in the Denfeld neighborhood of Duluth.