|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 9|
|Bachelor's||United States Coast Guard Academy, 1977|
|Master's||College of William and Mary|
|Service/branch||U.S. Coast Guard|
Halvorson earned his bachelor's degree in economics and management from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1977. While in the Coast Guard, Halvorson served as a rescue helicopter pilot, flight instructor, test pilot and commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station in Houston, Texas. During this time, he received two master's degrees: an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.S. in strategic studies from the U.S. Air War College.
In 2006, Halvorson retired from the Coast Guard with the rank of Captain. He now owns four companies that manage real estate.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 9 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Bill Shuster Incumbent||52.8%||24,106|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
Halvorson's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I am pro-life, and I will tirelessly advocate for our children’s right to life."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "I will fight passionately to repeal Obamacare and replace it with common sense policies based on the principles of personal responsibility and fee markets. We must reform our system to drive competition, cut costs, and return power to individuals."
- Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "I strongly support American citizens’ right to bear arms under the Second Amendment."
- Taxation and Spending
- Excerpt: "The 9th district of Pennsylvania has a proud tradition of labor, from rich agricultural roots to a leading producer of coal. The people of this district are not afraid of hard, honest work. But even such a strong work ethic cannot withstand the corrupt appetite of Washington. As our national debt continues to grow, we do not hear a call for less spending and responsible budgeting: we only receive a demand for more taxation on our hard-earned money, to be distributed and used for programs we don’t need."
- Congressional Term Limit and Pension
- Excerpt: "When elected, I will self-impose a three consecutive term-limit (six consecutive years), and I will not accept a Congressional Pension."
|Art Halvorson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0||$30,145||$(4,115)||$126,030|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$126,030.00||$13,760.00||$(14,280.47)||$125,509.53|
|Year-End||January 8, 2014||$125,509||$8,699||$(61,810)||$72,398|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$72,398.64||$8,821.21||$(24,727.33)||$56,492.52|
Halvorson and his wife, Paula, have six children and six grandchildren. They live in Mann's Choice, Pennsylvania.
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- Art Halvorson for Congress, "Home," accessed June 5, 2013
- Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
- Campaign website, "About Art," accessed March 17, 2014
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed March 17, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Art Halvorson 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 11, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
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