About Jess


I have the integrity, professionalism, and passion to represent YOU well.

I am a fourth generation South Dakotan who grew up in Rapid City, and I enjoy working and raising a family in a place that I care greatly about.

As a successful business leader, I can offer the skills and experience to represent District 34 with proven fiscal responsibility, common sense decision making, and a good work ethic.

jess_olson_credit_chynna_lockett_from_8_30_18Click here to listen to my SDPB radio interview.

Learn about my key issues here.

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Click here to watch my Candidate Speech at the Pennington County Lincoln Day Dinner.

More about my work experience and community service:

Current Business owner of Stay Graceful, a home healthcare company in the Rapid City Community.

Current member of House Local Government and House Tax Committees. Previously served on the House Education Committee.

Current member of the JDAI Statewide Commitee, Judicial Appointment by SD Chief Justice Gilbertson.

Past Executive Director of WellFully, a nonprofit organization employing over 50 people and serving over 300 hundred youth annually in the Rapid City Community.

Past Board Chair of the Rapid City Public Library

Honorary Commander for the Ellsworth Air Force Base

Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)

Past Board Member of the South Dakota Healthcare Executive Group

Past Board Member of the South Dakota Association of Youth Care Providers

Member of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce & Government Affairs Committee

Member of South Canyon Lutheran Church

Jessica M. Olson, FACHE


Campaign Coverage

Great coverage by KEVN of my race! 

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Jessica Olson says, “My priorities are fiscal leadership and supporting businesses as well as workforce development so those are some of they key pieces that I want to look at. We’ve done a good job in South Dakota of being number one in business and I want to make sure we stay that way. And I also want to make sure we balance our budget.”

Partridge, Diedrich, Olson announce District 34 legislative candidacies

KELOLAND Feature Story: Young Politicians

keloland feature“With my focus on workforce development and fiscal leadership, I think I’m ready to lend this experience in this new role to my neighbors in District 34,” Olson said.