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Larry Haler

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Larry Haler
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Washington House Of Representatives 8b
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Richland
1996 - 2000
Education
Bachelor'sPacific Lutheran University, 1974
Master'sCity University, 2001
Personal
Birthday01/24/1951
Place of birthIowa City, IA
ProfessionTraining Specialist
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Larry Haler (b. January 24, 1951) is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Haler received his MBA from City University in 2001 after earning his BA in Liberal Arts from Pacific Lutheran University in 1974. Haler was chair of the Benton County Republican Party from 1976 to 1978. Haler has also been a Precinct Committee Officer for the Benton County Republican Party since 1974. After 1978, he served as State Committeeman for the Benton County Republican Party from 1986 to 1988. From 1994 to 1996, he was Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Richland. He then served as Mayor of the City of Richland from 1996 to 2000. He was also a member of the Richland City Council from 1990 to 2004.

Haler is currently Senior Training Specialist/Program Manager at the Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response Training and Education Center for the United States Department of Energy. Haler had worked for United Nuclear Corporation as a Certified Reactor Control Room Operator from 1974 to 1982. He was also Lead Reactor Operator Control Room Certification N-Reactor Trainer from 1980 to 1982. From 1982 to 1983, he was Manager of Certification Training for United Nuclear Corporation. He then worked as Senior Engineer from 1983 to 1986. Haler has worked as Senior Training Specialist for the following companies: General Physics Corporation from 1985 to 1986, Rockwell Hanford Company form 1986 to 1988, Westinghouse Hanford from 1988 to 1996, and Fluor Hanford, Incorporated from 1996 to 2005.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs
Higher Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Haler served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Haler served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Larry Haler endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Haler won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 8b. Haler advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Richard Reuther (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 8b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Haler Incumbent 72.4% 42,953
     Democratic Richard Reuther 27.6% 16,358
Total Votes 59,311
Washington State House of Representatives, District 8b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Haler Incumbent 54.7% 13,663
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Reuther 24.2% 6,035
     Republican Bob Parks 21.1% 5,278
Total Votes 24,976

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Larry Haler was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 8b. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and the November 2, 2010 general election.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 8b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Haler (R) 24,882 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Larry Haler won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 8 receiving 60.18% of the vote (33,987 votes), defeating Republican Rob Welch who received 39.82% of the vote (22,493 votes).[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 8(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Haler (R) 33,987 60.18%
Rob Welch (R) 22,493 39.82%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Haler was up for re-election, he collected $38,791 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Haler's campaign in 2010
Anheuser-Busch$1,600
Washington Beverage Association$1,600
Philip Morris$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Centurylink$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $38,791

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Larry Haler's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Benton County Republican Central CMTE $3,000
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Weyerhaeuser Co $1,600
Washington Credit Union League $1,600
Washington Refuse & Recycling Association $1,600

Scorecards

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. [9]

2012

Haler proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $72.6 million, tied for the 61st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

Personal

Haler has a wife, Jenifer.

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Washington House of Representatives District 8
2005–present
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