Bob Herron

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Bob Herron
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Alaska House of Representatives, District 38
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 22, 2017
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolLathrop High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service4
Personal
Date of birthMarch 9, 1951
Place of birthLa Grande, Oregon
ProfessionPublic Relations Director, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bob Herron (b. March 9, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Herron's professional experience includes working as a Public Relations Director of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, as City Manager in Bethel (1998-2005), Legislative Aide in the Office of Lyman Hoffman (1987-1994), General Manager/Partner with Swanson's Theater/Bethel Cablevision, and owner and operator of a number of businesses, including Bethel Drilling & Welding, Blue Sky Estates, Golden Eagle, Kisaralik Unlimited and North Star Gas.[1] Herron served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1977.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Herron served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2015
Resources
Economic Development, Trade & Tourism, Chair
Fisheries
Military & Veterans' Affairs, Chair
Legislative Council, Vice chair

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Herron served on the following committees:

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Herron served on these committees:[2]

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Herron served on these committees:

Issues

  • HB 110 - "An Act relating to the practice and licensing of psychologists."
  • HB 188 - "An Act relating to the taxation of moist snuff tobacco, and amending the definition of 'tobacco product' in provisions levying an excise tax on those products."[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. District 37 incumbent Bob Herron was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Herron ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 37. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9] Herron won re-election in the general election.[10]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Herron Incumbent 95.7% 3,219
     Write-in Write-in 4.3% 145
Total Votes 3,364

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Herron won re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary election or the November 2 general election.[11][12]

2008

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Herron was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 38. Herron (D) ran unopposed and finished with 4,137 votes.[13] Herron raised $32,470 for his campaign fund.[14]

Alaska House of Representatives District 38
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Herron (D) 4,137

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Herron is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Herron raised a total of $88,094 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 24, 2015.[15]

Bob Herron's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Alaska State House, District 38 Won $11,600
2012 Alaska State House, District 37 Won $24,020
2010 Alaska State House, District 38 Won $20,004
2008 Alaska State House, District 38 Won $32,470
Grand Total Raised $88,094

2014

Herron won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2014. During that election cycle, Herron raised a total of $11,600.
Alaska House of Representatives 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Herron's campaign in 2014
Alaska State Employees Local 52$2,000
Southeast Alaska Pilots Association$1,000
Alaska Association Of Realtors$1,000
Alaska Communications Systems$1,000
Reinwand, Lynn$1,000
Total Raised in 2014$11,600
Source: Follow the Money

2012

Herron won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Herron raised a total of $24,020.

2010

Herron won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Herron raised a total of $20,004.

2008

Herron won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Herron raised a total of $32,470.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[16]

2012

In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[17]

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[16]

Personal

Herron and his wife, Margaret, have three children.

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See also

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed March 12, 2014
  2. Alaska House of Representatives of Representatives, "House Majority Members" accessed September 18, 2012 (dead link)
  3. Alaska State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored/Co-Sponsored by Rep. Herron," accessed March 12, 2014
  4. Alaska Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed June 4, 2014
  5. Alaska Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed January 1, 2015
  6. Alaska Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed September 11, 2014
  7. Alaska Secretary of State, "Official General Election Results," accessed November 25, 2014
  8. Alaska Division of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed March 12, 2014
  9. Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed March 12, 2014
  10. Alaska Election Division, "Official 2012 General election results," accessed November 16, 2012
  11. Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed March 12, 2014
  12. Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 12, 2014
  13. Follow the Money, "Alaska House of Representatives official election results," accessed March 12, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "Campaign funds," accessed March 12, 2014
  15. Follow the Money, "Herron, Bob," accessed April 24, 2015
  16. 16.0 16.1 Alaska Business Report Card, "About ABRC," accessed September 11, 2014
  17. StateScape, Session schedules, accessed April 30, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
David Guttenberg (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 38
2015–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Bryce Edgmon (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 37
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Bryce Edgmon (D)
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 38
2009-2013
Succeeded by
David Guttenberg (D)