26th-29th Legislature (2009 -2016)

HOUSE
BOB HERRON





Representative Bob Herron
District: 38
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
2009-2014 Representative
2015-2016 Representative House Majority Whip

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Date/Place of Birth:
Birthdate: March 9, 1951


La Grande, Oregon

Residency in Alaska:
Bethel: 1973 - present

Occupation:
Occupation before legislature: Public/Government Relations Director, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Family:
Spouse - Margaret


Children - Buddy, Charles, Jalene


3 Grand Children

Education:
High School: Lathrop High School, Fairbanks, AK

Military:
United States Marine Corps: 1973 - 1977


E-5 Sergeant, computer programmer


Other Political and Government Positions:
Bethel Planning Commission.


Bethel Port Commission.


Alaska Legislature legislative aide: 1987 - 1994;


Lower Kuskokwim School District Board (elected): 1992 - 2002;


Bethel City Manager: 1998 - 2005;


Alaska Congressional Delegation, Bethel office: 2005 - 2007;


Bethel Advisory School Board (elected): 2007 - 2008


Alaska Bush Caucus: 2009 - present


Joint Legislative Veterans’ Caucus: 2009 - present


U.S. Coastal States Caucus: 2009 - present

Business and Professional Positions:
Bethel Cablevision, former owner/general manager


North Star Gas, former owner


Bethel Drilling & Welding, owner


Golden Eagle LLC, owner


Blue Sky Estates, owner


Alaska Public Entities Insurance, director


Rural CAP, director

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
VFW Post #10041, Life Member

Special Interests:
Family, Boating on the Kuskokwim River and working on the cabin at Napaimute; Long-distance motorcycle riding.



:

Date/Place of Birth:
Birthdate: March 9, 1951
La Grande, Oregon

Residency in Alaska:
Bethel: 1973 - present

Occupation:
Occupation before legislature: Public/Government Relations Director, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Family:
Spouse - Margaret
Children - Buddy, Charles, Jalene
3 Grand Children

Education:
High School: Lathrop High School, Fairbanks, AK

Military:
United States Marine Corps: 1973 - 1977
E-5 Sergeant, computer programmer

Other Political and Government Positions:
Bethel Planning Commission.
Bethel Port Commission.
Alaska Legislature legislative aide: 1987 - 1994;
Lower Kuskokwim School District Board (elected): 1992 - 2002;
Bethel City Manager: 1998 - 2005;
Alaska Congressional Delegation, Bethel office: 2005 - 2007;
Bethel Advisory School Board (elected): 2007 - 2008
Alaska Bush Caucus: 2009 - present
Joint Legislative Veterans’ Caucus: 2009 - present
U.S. Coastal States Caucus: 2009 - present

Business and Professional Positions:
Bethel Cablevision, former owner/general manager
North Star Gas, former owner
Bethel Drilling & Welding, owner
Golden Eagle LLC, owner
Blue Sky Estates, owner
Alaska Public Entities Insurance, director
Rural CAP, director

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
VFW Post #10041, Life Member

Special Interests:
Family, Boating on the Kuskokwim River and working on the cabin at Napaimute; Long-distance motorcycle riding.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 110 PSYCHOLOGISTS' LICENSING & PRACTICE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 26 SLA 10 06/01/2010
HB 188 TAX ON MOIST SNUFF REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) L&C 03/24/2010
HB 202 RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(S) STA 04/01/2010
HB 227 HOLITNA BASIN RESERVE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) RES 02/03/2010
HB 262 MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, HERRON, PETERSEN, LYNN, SEATON
CHAPTER 9 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 270 MEDICAID FOR MEDICAL & INTERMEDIATE CARE REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, SEATON, HERRON, GRUENBERG
(H) HSS 01/19/2010
HB 274 ESTABLISHING PURPLE HEART DAY REPRESENTATIVES DAHLSTROM, GARDNER, BUCH, KELLER, PETERSEN, LYNN, GATTO, TUCK, DOOGAN, THOMAS, HAWKER, GUTTENBERG, RAMRAS, FAIRCLOUGH, JOHNSON, MILLETT, HERRON
CHAPTER 2 SLA 10 03/22/2010
HB 278 ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, MUNOZ, PETERSEN, HERRON, JOULE, N.FOSTER
(H) ENE 01/19/2010
HB 284 PIONEERS HOME RX DRUG BENEFIT REPRESENTATIVES DAHLSTROM, GARA, HERRON
(H) STA 03/17/2010
HB 392 INCENTIVES FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL PROVIDERS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) FIN 03/30/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 30 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS REPRESENTATIVES HARRIS, HAWKER, MUNOZ
(H) L&C 01/20/2009
HB 63 COUNCIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: MEMBERS, STAFF REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, HOLMES, COGHILL, P.WILSON
CHAPTER 47 SLA 09 06/23/2009
HB 73 LICENSE PLATES: FIREFIGHTER/EMT/FRAT. ORG REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
CHAPTER 116 SLA 10 07/01/2010
HB 74 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES JOULE, EDGMON, BUCH
(H) RES 03/05/2009
HB 87 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) L&C 01/26/2009
HB 93 DO NOT CALL REGISTRY--MOBILE/CELL PHONES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 32 SLA 09 06/16/2009
HB 117 BOARD OF FISHERIES MEETING LOCATION REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) FSH 02/06/2009
HB 126 EXTEND/RESUME STATE CUSTODY OF CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 80 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 150 POWER COST EQUALIZATION REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FIN 03/18/2009
HB 168 TRAUMA CARE CENTERS/FUND REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 98 SLA 10 06/21/2010
HB 177 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 209 SURCHARGE: OIL EXPORTED TO CERTAIN STATES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RES 03/30/2009
HB 211 SEAFOOD MARKETING CONTRACTS REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) FSH 04/01/2009
HB 307 SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 4 SLA 10 03/31/2010
HB 319 CONCEALED HANDGUNS/ FED FIREMARMS FORMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 24 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 328 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY:PROGRAM/MEDICAID REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(H) FIN 03/19/2010
HB 334 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 344 SALMON PRODUCT DEVELOP. TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 102 SLA 10 06/25/2010
HB 377 VOLUNTEER AMATEUR SPORTS OFFICIALS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 10 04/30/2010
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HCR 11 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 06/02/2009
HCR 16 PROCLAIMING SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE DAY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 06/08/2009
HJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 07/29/2009
HJR 9 AVIATION MUSEUM/CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT REPRESENTATIVE R.FOSTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/22/2009
HJR 10 VETERANS' HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 05/25/2009
HJR 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 19 OIL TANKER ESCORT VESSELS/OIL SPILL ANNIV REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/13/2009
HJR 26 STATEHOOD/ANCSA LAND SURVEY FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 66 08/03/2010
HJR 38 CONST. AM: INCREASE NUMBER OF LEGISLATORS REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
(H) FIN 03/15/2010
HJR 43 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) RES 02/17/2010
HR 6 DEVELOP MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 05/05/2009
HR 8 OPPOSE TSA SECURITY RULE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 03/09/2009
SB 13 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATOR DAVIS
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/04/2010
SB 45 VETERANS' CEMETERY/FUND/PLATES/PREFERENCE SENATORS HUGGINS, THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 21 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 133 ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFO EXCHANGE SYSTEM SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 24 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 144 MUSK OXEN PERMITS & FEES SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 59 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SB 199 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR DENTURES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 60 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SB 257 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 110 SLA 10 06/28/2010
SB 261 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BD MEMBERS SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 87 SLA 10 06/16/2010

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