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Bob Herron
Alaska House of Representatives District 38
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 24, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House site
Bob Herron is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 38th District since 2009.

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 has owned and operated a number of businesses, including Bethel Drilling & Welding, Blue Sky Estates, Golden Eagle, Kisaralik Unlimited, and North Star Gas.[1]

Issue positions

Herron did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Herron has been appointed to these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Community and Economic Development
  • Subcommittee on Corrections
  • Subcommittee on Health and Social Services
  • Subcommittee on Law


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

  • Subcommittee on Corrections
  • Subcommittee on Education and Early Development
  • Subcommittee on Health and Social Services
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Workforce Development

  • 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."[3]



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.[4],[5]


In 2008 Herron was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 38. Herron (D) ran unopposed and finished with 4,137 votes.[6] Herron raised $32,470 for his campaign fund.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 38
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Bob Herron (D) 4,137

Campaign donors


In 2008 Herron raised $32,470 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[8]

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

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Preceded by
Alaska State House District 38
Succeeded by