Art Halvorson

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Art Halvorson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 9
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Coast Guard Academy, 1977
Master'sCollege of William and Mary
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Coast Guard
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Campaign website
Art Halvorson was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] He lost the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[2]


Biography

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.[3]

In 2006, Halvorson retired from the Coast Guard with the rank of Captain. He now owns four companies that manage real estate.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Halvorson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 9th District. Halvorson was defeated by incumbent Bill Shuster in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Shuster Incumbent 52.8% 24,106
Art Halvorson 34.5% 15,761
Travis Schooley 12.7% 5,802
Total Votes 45,669
Source: Results via Associated Press

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Halvorson's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Life
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."

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Halvorson's reports.[5]

Personal

Halvorson and his wife, Paula, have six children and six grandchildren. They live in Mann's Choice, Pennsylvania.[3]

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