|Oregon House of Representatives District 3|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||United States Naval Academy|
|J.D.||University of Oregon School of Law|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corps|
Hicks earned his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. His professional experience includes being the former deputy district attorney for Josephine County, serving as legislative staff for the Oregon State Senate and as a victim advocate for the Lane County District Attorney. Hicks has also served on Senator David Nelson's staff. Hicks served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hicks served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rules, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hicks served on these committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary, Vice Chair|
Independent Party Questionnaire
Hicks responded to the Independent Party of Oregon questionnaire. Below are a selection of paraphrased answers, as well as some direct responses.
- Q: What is your #1 priority?
- A: "Public Safety."
- Q: What programs would you cut to make up the budget shortfall?
- A: "The government's principal obligations are to protect jobs and to protect people. I would cut any program that does not advance one of those two ends."
- Q: What is your best idea to promote economic development in Oregon?
- A: "Cut taxes, cut spending, cut regulation."
- Q: Should the Attorney General and Secretary of State enforce Measure 47 limits on political campaign contributions?
- A: "The Constitution is the highest authority."
- Q: Do you favor amending the Oregon Constitution, if ultimately necessary, to allow reasonable limits on campaign contributions in state and local candidate races?
- A: "The Constitution limits what the government can do [to] the people - not the other way around."
- Q: Do you support "fusion-lite" with multiple parties nominating a candidate?
- A: "Yes."
- Q: Do you support regulation to control health care costs and give the Insurance Division greater power to limit unreasonable rate increases and allow citizen participation in cases involving insurance rate hikes?
- A: "Generally speaking: the less regulation, the better."
- Q: Should non-affiliated voters be allowed to vote in the primaries of the major parties?
- A: "One cannot repair a party if one is not a member."
- Q: Should Oregon adopt a nonpartisan commission of retired judges to reapportion its congressional and legislative districts?
- A: "Absolutely."
- Q: What is your best idea for making government in Oregon responsive to the public interest and less consumed with the desires of special interests?
- A: "Elected officials should meet, and listen to, as many of their constituents as possible."
Hicks won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 3. Hicks was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Barbara L. Gonzalez (C) and Johnie Wayne Scott (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Wally Hicks Incumbent||75.7%||18,681|
|Libertarian||Johnie Wayne Scott||11.9%||2,944|
Hicks was unopposed in the May 18 primary and defeated Constitution Party candidate Barbara Gonzalez in the November 2 general election. Hicks was also listed as a candidate of the Independent Party.
|Oregon State House, District 3|
|Wally Hicks (R)||16,054|
|Barbara Gonzalez (D)||4,345|
Comprehensive donor information for Hicks is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hicks raised a total of $103,663 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.
|Wally Hicks's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oregon State House, District 3||$59,668|
|2010||Oregon State House, District 3||$43,995|
|Grand Total Raised||$103,663|
2012Hicks won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hicks raised a total of $59,668.
|Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Wally Hicks's campaign in 2012|
|Mid Rogue Management Services||$6,500|
|Douglas County Physicians Association||$4,500|
|Associated Oregon Loggers||$3,500|
|Doctors for Healthy Communities||$2,500|
|Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$59,668|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Hicks won election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Hicks raised a total of $43,995.
|Oregon State House 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Wally Hicks's campaign in 2010|
|Mid Rogue Independent Physician Association||$2,500|
|Oregon Soft Drink Association||$2,000|
|Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon||$2,000|
|Associated Oregon Loggers||$1,500|
|Coalition for a Healthy Oregon||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,995|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Hicks and his wife, Laura, have one child.
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- Oregon House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Oregon State Legislature
- Joint Committees
- Oregon state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Oregon House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Wally Hicks on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Hick's," accessed May 25, 2014
- Independent Party of Oregon, "Wally Hicks questionnaire," accessed May 25, 2014(Archived)
- Oregon Secretary of State, "2012 Candidate Filings for the House," accessed May 24, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official Primary Results for 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official General Results for 2012," accessed May 24, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "2010 Oregon State House Primary Election Results," accessed May 24, 2014
- Oregon Live Election, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Hicks, Wally," accessed June 12, 2013
Ron Maurer (R)
|Oregon House of Representatives District 3
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