Wally Hicks

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Wally Hicks
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Oregon House of Representatives District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Naval Academy
J.D.University of Oregon School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Wally Hicks is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Rules, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

Independent Party Questionnaire

2010

Hicks responded to the Independent Party of Oregon questionnaire.[2] 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."

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4][5]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWally Hicks Incumbent 75.7% 18,681
     Constitution Barbara Gonzalez 12.3% 3,043
     Libertarian Johnie Wayne Scott 11.9% 2,944
Total Votes 24,668

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[6][7]

Oregon State House, District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wally Hicks (R) 16,054
Barbara Gonzalez (D) 4,345

Campaign donors

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.[8]

Wally Hicks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 3 Won $59,668
2010 Oregon State House, District 3 Won $43,995
Grand Total Raised $103,663

2012

Hicks 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

2010

Hicks won election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Hicks raised a total of $43,995.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Personal

Hicks and his wife, Laura, have one child.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Maurer (R)
Oregon House of Representatives District 3
2011–present
Succeeded by
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