About

David S. Olsen has served as State Representative for Illinois' 81st Representative District since his appointment on July 30, 2016. He was elected to a full term in November 2016.

David grew up in the 81st district and attended local public schools. After graduating from Downers Grove South High School, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned bachelor's degrees in finance and management. At the University of Illinois, he became Student Body President and was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist.

After receiving his degrees, David returned to his hometown and in 2013 was elected to the Downers Grove Village Council where he ultimately was selected to be Mayor Pro Tem. David was also called to serve on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees from 2016 to 2017 as Vice Chairman during a tumultuous time for the institution. His leadership allowed critical reform efforts to proceed, kept taxes and tuition flat, and refocused the College on its core mission of providing accessible education to the community.

Apart from his elected positions, David also serves on the Board of Directors for the District 58 Education Foundation and is an active member of Chamber630 which primarily serves businesses in Downers Grove and Woodridge. David belongs to Friendship United Methodist Church of Bolingbrook where he has served as co-leader of the eighth grade confirmation class, committee chairman for affiliated Boy Scout Troop 35, and a member of the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir.

David's professional background is as an ethics and compliance officer. He resides in Downers Grove. In his free time, he enjoys jogging at local parks, reading anything he can get his hands on and fixing up his recently-purchased 1928 Downers Grove home.