Larry Howes

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Larry Howes
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 4B
Former Member
In office
1999 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJune 30, 1947
Place of birthMinneapolis, MN
ProfessionSummer Camp Manager/Caretaker
ReligionChristian
Websites
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Larry Howes (b. June 30, 1947) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 4B from 1999 to 2013.

Howes has worked as manager and caretaker of a summer camp. He is a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance.[1]

Howes is married and has 5 children.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Howes served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Howes ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 5A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7 and was defeated by John Persell (D) in the general election on November 6.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 5A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Persell Incumbent 56.2% 10,901
     Republican Larry Howes Incumbent 43.8% 8,497
Total Votes 19,398

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Howes won re-election to the District 4B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Meg Bye (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 4B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Meg Bye (DFL) 8,098 40.82%
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Howes (R) 11,722 59.09%
Write-In 17 0.09%


On November 4, 2008, Howes won re-election to the District 4B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Meg Bye (DFL).[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 4B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Howes (R) 12,820 53.68%
Meg Bye (DFL) 11,032 43.89%
Write-In 30 0.13%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Howes received $22,088 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Howes's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$5,168
Hubbard County Republicans$1,500
Cass County Republican$1,000
Northwest Petroleum$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Total Raised in 2010 $22,088

2008

Howes raised $33,782 for his campaign.[7]

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Larry Howes' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,797
Hubbard County Republican Party $3,800

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[8]

2012

Howes received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 69th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[9]

2011

Howes received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 47th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 4B
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Paul Marquart (DFL)