Art Halvorson

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Art Halvorson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 9
Elections and appointments
Next primaryMay 20, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUnited States Coast Guard Academy, 1977
Master'sCollege of William and Mary
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Coast Guard
Campaign website
Art Halvorson is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1]


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 Houston, Texas. During this time he received two master's degrees: an MBA from the College of William and Mary and an MS in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air War College.[2]

In 2006, Halvorson retired from the Coast Guard with the rank of Captain. He now owns four companies that manage real estate.[2]



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

Halvorson is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 9th District. Halvorson is running in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Campaign themes


Halvorson's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • 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


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Halvorson's reports.[4]

Art Halvorson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[5]July 15, 2013$0$30,145$(4,115)$126,030
October Quarterly[6]October 15, 2013$126,030.00$13,760.00$(14,280.47)$125,509.53
Year-End[7]January 8, 2014$125,509$8,699$(61,810)$72,398
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2014$72,398.64$8,821.21$(24,727.33)$56,492.52
Running totals


Halvorson and his wife, Paula, have six children and six grandchildren. They live in Mann's Choice, Pennsylvania.[2]

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