Bob Herron

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Bob Herron
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Alaska House of Representatives District 37
In office
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLathrop High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service4
Date of birthMarch 9, 1951
Place of birthLa Grande, OR
ProfessionPublic Relations Director, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Office website
Bob Herron (b. March 9, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 37 since 2009.[1]

Herron is a Public Relations Director of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation. He has previously served as City Manager in Bethel (1998-2005), Legislative Aide in the Office of Lyman Hoffman (1987-1994), and General Manager/Partner with Swanson's Theater/Bethel Cablevision. Herron served in the United State Marine Corps from 1973 to 1977.

Herron has owned and operated a number of businesses, including Bethel Drilling & Welding, Blue Sky Estates, Golden Eagle, Kisaralik Unlimited, and North Star Gas.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Community & Regional Affairs
Labor & Commerce
Economic Development, Trade & Tourism
Legislative Budget and Audit


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Herron served on these committees:[3]


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Herron served on these committees:


  • HB 110 - "An Act relating to the practice and licensing of psychologists."
  • HB 188 - "An Act relating to the taxation of moist snuff tobacco, and amending the definition of 'tobacco product' in provisions levying an excise tax on those products."[4]



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Herron ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 37. He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6] Herron won re-election in the general election.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Herron Incumbent 95.7% 3,219
     Write-in Write-in 4.3% 145
Total Votes 3,364


See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Herron won re-election to the 38th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary election or the November 2 general election.[8][9]


In 2008 Herron was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 38. Herron (D) ran unopposed and finished with 4,137 votes.[10] Herron raised $32,470 for his campaign fund.[11]

Alaska House of Representatives District 38
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Herron (D) 4,137

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Herron raised $20,004 in contributions. [12]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $3,000
Nea-Alaska $1,500
Neeser, Gerald E $1,000
Alaska Public Employees Association $1,000
Alaska Association Of Realtors $1,000


In 2008 Herron raised $32,470 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[13]

Contributor 2008 total
Robert E Herron $11,205
Greg Chapados $500
Gene Peltola $500
Mary K Hughes $500
AK State Hospital & Nursing Home Assoc $500


Herron and his wife Margaret have three children.

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Preceded by
Bryce Edgmon (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 37
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alaska House of Representatives District 38
Succeeded by
David Guttenberg (D)