Commissioner Justin Olson was appointed to the Commission by Governor Doug Ducey in October 2017.
Commissioner Olson began his public service in the Arizona State House of Representatives where he served from 2011 to 2017. During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Commissioner Olson chaired the House Appropriations Committee and the Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee. He also served on the House Ways and Means Committee, the Government and Higher Education Committee, and the Employment and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
In addition to his public service, Justin’s private sector experience includes work as a tax analyst for the University of Phoenix processing corporate income tax returns.
Prior to running for office, Justin advocated for taxpayer friendly policy at the state and local level as a Senior Research Analyst for the Arizona Tax Research Association and worked on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Aide for Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks.
Justin is a native of Arizona where his family’s roots go back many generations. He was born and raised in Mesa where he and his wife Karyn are currently raising their five boys and four girls.