26th-29th Legislature (2009 -2016)

HOUSE
BOB HERRON





Representative Bob Herron
House Majority Whip
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 1 STATE ARCTIC POLICY REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 10 SLA 15 05/11/2015
HB 40 USE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AS SMOKING REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) JUD 04/03/2015
HB 51 LIST TRAMADOL AS IVA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) JUD 01/21/2015
HB 52 MUSEUM CONSTRUCTION GRANT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) FIN 04/03/2015
HB 101 MUNI BOND BANK LOANS TO REG HEALTH ORGS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) FIN 02/11/2015
HB 185 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) L&C 04/09/2015
HCR 5 DECLARE 2015-2017 AS YEARS OF THE ARCTIC REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 09/01/2015
HJR 30 POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 50 09/15/2016



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 27 DHSS DUTIES;CINA; FOSTER CARE; ADOPTION REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 7 4SSLA 16 07/26/2016
HB 35 MARCH 27: GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 15 04/18/2015
HB 44 SEX ABUSE/ASSAULT/DATING VIOL PREV. PROGS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SSSLA 15 07/09/2015
HB 77 DISABILITY:ID/LICENSE AND TRAINING RQMTS. REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(S) RLS 04/14/2016
HB 115 AK SOVEREIGNTY;US TRANSFER LAND TO ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) JUD 02/05/2016
HB 125 RESTRICTIONS ON SALE OF DEXTROMETHORPHAN REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 16 SLA 16 06/02/2016
HB 128 ALASKA WILD SALMON DAY REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 6 SLA 16 05/07/2016
HB 132 AGDC SUPPORT OF NATURAL GAS PROJECTS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 04/17/2015
HB 275 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY;KATIE JOHN DAY REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND
(S) STA 04/04/2016
HB 282 AGDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RES 01/29/2016
HB 328 REGULATION OF SMOKING REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
(H) JUD 04/01/2016
HB 363 EXTEND EXEMPTION FOR SMALL POWER PLANTS REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ
(H) L&C 04/06/2016
HCR 9 CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGM. HERNIA ACTION DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 04/18/2015
HCR 10 MARITIME WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE STUTES
LEGIS RESOLVE 31 08/16/2016
HCR 15 UNIFORM RULES: REGULATION REVIEW REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) STA 01/19/2016
HJR 4 OFFSHORE OIL & GAS REVENUE SHARING REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 09/01/2015
HJR 6 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 09/01/2015
HJR 7 OPPOSE ALEUTIAN NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 09/01/2015
HJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 09/01/2015
HJR 10 OPPOSE ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE NAGEAK
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 09/01/2015
HJR 13 RETAIN ARMY FORCES IN ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 09/01/2015
HJR 16 CANADIAN MINES ON TRANSBOUNDARY RIVERS REPRESENTATIVE ORTIZ
(H) RES 02/27/2015
HJR 18 LIMIT DECLARATION OF NATL. MONUMENTS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 09/01/2015
HJR 26 CONST. AM: ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(H) JUD 04/19/2015
HR 6 MAX F. GRUENBERG JR. COMMITTEE ROOM REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 08/26/2016
SB 46 MUNI BOND BK;REG HEALTH ORGS;JT ACT AGNCY SENATOR HOFFMAN
CHAPTER 28 SLA 15 05/26/2015
SB 63 NAMING ST. LIBRARY/MUSEUM & READING ROOM SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 6 SLA 15 05/05/2015
SB 142 INSURANCE FOR ANTI-CANCER MEDICATION SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 34 SLA 16 07/06/2016
SB 196 POWER COST EQ FUND: RESERVE ACCT;DIVIDEND SENATOR HOFFMAN
CHAPTER 43 SLA 16 07/20/2016
SJR 7 NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS' MONUMENT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 03/18/2015

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