|Alaska House of Representatives, District 19|
|January 28, 2013 - present|
|January 22, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tarr served on the following committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Health & Social Services|
|• Armed Services|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tarr served on the following committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health & Social Services|
|• Economic Development, Trade & Tourism|
|• Administrative Regulation Review|
|• Armed Services|
In April 2014, the Alaska legislature passed legislation limiting state Medicaid payments for abortion, which Tarr opposed. The bill would allow Medicaid payments for abortions that were "medically necessary," which would only cover physical harm. Tarr opposed the bill due to its restrictions on abortion access for low-income women as well as the litigation the bill would create. "Litigation will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, just as it has in the past," Tarr said in an interview.
Tarr's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Safe Neighborhoods and Public Safety
- Excerpt: "Neighborhood safety is a main concern in our area. With children playing outside, neighborhood speeding and cut-through traffic is an issue because it puts children and other pedestrians in an unsafe situation. I will work to improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and decrease cut-through traffic."
- Excerpt: "A strong education system is the cornerstone of our economic success and businesses are relying on having an educated workforce ready to lead Alaska. I will support education funding as a top priority in our budget."
- Excerpt: "I believe legislators made the right decision in saving significant amounts of the surpluses we’ve had the last several years. We don’t know what the future will bring and I believe we need to plan for the future by saving, investing, and practicing fiscal responsibility."
- Excerpt: "I support the Senior Benefits Program and other social safety net programs to assist seniors on a fixed income."
- Excerpt: "I oppose the $2 billion giveaway that does not guarantee any new production. I believe we need to maximize production of our resources and reward producers for increased production."
Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. District 17 incumbent Geran Tarr was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Cean Stevens (L) in the general election.
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Geran Tarr Incumbent||63.5%||2,545|
Tarr ran in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 17. She defeated Cal Williams in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Tarr won in the general election.
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012|
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 17 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Tarr is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Tarr raised a total of $43,179 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.
|Geran Tarr's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Alaska State House, District 17||$43,179|
|Grand Total Raised||$43,179|
2012Tarr won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tarr raised a total of $43,179.
|Alaska House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Geran Tarr's campaign in 2012|
|Alaska House Democratic Campaign Cmte||$3,000|
|Alaska Laborers Local 341||$1,000|
|Alaska State Employees Association Local 52||$1,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 1547||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$43,179|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.
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- Alaska State Legislature
- Alaska House of Representatives
- Alaska House Committees
- Alaska House of Representatives District 19
- Profile from the Alaska House of Representatives
- Official cmpaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Geran Tarr on Facebook
- Geran Tarr on Twitter
- Geran Tarr on Linkedin
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Alaska Public Media "Legislature Passes Bill Limiting Medicaid Payments For Abortion," April 13, 2014
- tarrforstatehouse.com, "Issues," accessed October 22, 2014
- Alaska Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed June 4, 2014
- Alaska Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed January 1, 2015
- Alaska Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed September 11, 2014
- Alaska Secretary of State, "Official General Election Results," accessed November 25, 2014
- Alaska Division of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Election Division, "Official 2012 General election results," accessed November 16, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Tarr, Geran," accessed August 2, 2013
- Alaska Business Report Card, "About ABRC," accessed September 11, 2014
Lindsey Holmes (R)
|Alaska House of Representatives District 19
| Succeeded by|
Anna Fairclough (R)
|Alaska House of Representatives District 17
| Succeeded by|
Andy Josephson (D)