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Larry Haws

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Larry Haws
Minnesota House of Representatives District 15B
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Retired Legislator
Larry Haws (b. January 12, 1940) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He represented District 15B after winning a special election in December 2005. He served until 2011.

Prior to joining the House, Haws served on the Stearns County Board of Commissioners from 1999-2006.

He has worked as a teacher and coach at Cathedral High School, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Saint Cloud, and an Assistant Manager at Dakota Iron.

Haws is a member of the Minnesota-North Dakota, Alzheimer's Association Board, AARP, Committee for the Livable Wage Initiative - Great River Interfaith Partnership, Homeless Concerns Committee, Restorative Justice Committee, Veterans Affairs Housing Project, and the Whitney Center Senior Foundation.[1]

He is married and has 4 children.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, he served on the following committees:

  • Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division
  • Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division
  • Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
  • Public Safety Finance Division



Haws chose not to run in the 2010 election.


On November 4, 2008, Larry Haws won election to the District 15B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Joshua Behling. [2]

Larry Haws raised $12,801 for his campaign.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 15B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Haws (DFL) 11,008 67.15%
Joshua Behling (R) 5,322 32.47%
Write-In 62 0.38%

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 15B
Succeeded by
King Banaian (R)