Gary Latanich

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Gary Latanich
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arkansas, District 1
Bachelor'sOhio University, 1973
Ph.D.University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1978
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1966-1970
Date of birthMay 1, 1948
ReligionRoman Catholic
Campaign website
Gary Latanich was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Arkansas.

Latanich served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 19700. He then earned his BBA in Economics from Ohio University in 1973. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1978. Latanich has been a professor of Economics at Arkansas State University since 1981.


Campaign themes


Latanich's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Better Economics
Excerpt: "A better economy isn't just for working families, but something that will benefit all Arkansans, from the small business owner looking to expand, to the family farmer looking for more efficient means of getting products to market, to the manufacturer looking to build its next factory, to the college student looking to start their career."
  • Education
Excerpt: "A focus on education is necessary if Arkansans are to compete, not just with neighboring states but countries like India, China and Brazil."
  • Effective Government
Excerpt: "Effective government isn’t just finger pointing and bickering. It’s demonstrating the knowledge and the desire to craft solutions to pressing problems - that you have the ability to bring people together and work for Arkansas and America."



See also: Arkansas's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Latanich ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Arkansas's 1st District. He was defeated by state Rep. Clark Hall and Scott Ellington in the May 22 Democratic primary.


Latanich and his wife, Rose Mary, have five children.

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