HOUSE
BOB HERRON
26th-29th Legislature (2009 -2016)

Representative Bob Herron

District: 38
Party: Democrat

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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 7 SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, HERRON, KERTTULA, GATTO, LYNN, PRUITT
CHAPTER 22 SLA 11 06/23/2011
HB 21 SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, GARDNER, HERRON
CHAPTER 33 SLA 12 05/23/2012
HB 22 NO CELL PHONE USE WHEN DRIVING REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, HERRON
(H) JUD 03/09/2011
HB 27 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, HERRON, FEIGE, SADDLER
(H) STA 02/09/2011
HB 28 OCC. LICENSES: TEMPORARY/FEES/PAWNBROKERS REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, HERRON, FEIGE
CHAPTER 25 SLA 11 06/27/2011
HB 33 FOSTER CARE LICENSING/STATE CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVES GARA, THOMAS, HERRON, GARDNER
(H) HSS 02/25/2011
HB 62 PASSENGER VEHICLE RENTAL TAX REPRESENTATIVES HOLMES, HERRON
(H) FIN 03/30/2011
HB 65 SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING DEV. FUND GRANTS REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, HERRON, FOSTER, JOULE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 12 04/24/2012
HB 67 FILM PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, HERRON
(H) L&C 02/18/2011
HB 78 MEDICAL PROVIDER INCENTIVES/LOAN REPAYM'T REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 209 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TOBACCO CESSATION REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) HSS 03/25/2011
HB 227 DRUG PRICING: MEDICAL ASSIST. RECIPIENTS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) HSS 04/05/2011
HB 310 STATE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 24 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 332 CHINOOK RESEARCH & RESTORATION ENDOWMENT REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(H) FIN 03/02/2012
HCR 19 OIL & GAS POLICY/NORWAY TOUR REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 02/15/2012
HJR 15 SUPPORT ARCTIC CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 07/19/2011
HJR 34 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 08/08/2012



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 16 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS/INCOME ALLOWANCES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 6 SLA 11 05/02/2011
HB 79 INS. COVERAGE: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER REPRESENTATIVES PETERSEN, KAWASAKI
(H) HSS 01/18/2011
HB 132 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) FIN 02/16/2011
HB 144 REPORT ON FISHING STREAM ACCESS REPRESENTATIVE GARA
CHAPTER 9 SLA 12 04/24/2012
HB 166 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) FIN 03/25/2011
HB 180 VETERAN DESIGNATION ON DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) FIN 04/06/2012
HB 183 APPLICATION OF VILLAGE SAFE WATER ACT REPRESENTATIVE DICK
CHAPTER 24 SLA 11 06/23/2011
HB 190 PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCE REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 196 BULK FUEL LOANS/POWER PROJECT FUND REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 46 SLA 12 05/28/2012
HB 222 AK PROMOTION & MARKETING FUND/BOARD REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) EDT 04/01/2011
HB 234 PICKETING AND PROTESTS AT FUNERALS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/13/2012
HB 236 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) L&C 02/20/2012
HB 237 ALASKA WILD SALMON DAY REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) FSH 04/13/2011
HB 247 ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, THOMPSON, SADDLER
CHAPTER 10 SLA 12 04/30/2012
HB 250 RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, P.WILSON, MILLETT
CHAPTER 12 SLA 12 05/02/2012
HB 252 TAXES: FILM; SMALL CORP; OIL & GAS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 256 REPEAL STATE INTERVENTION IN SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE DICK
(H) FIN 03/14/2012
HB 261 COMMERCIAL FISHING ENTRY PERMIT LOANS REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, MILLETT, THOMPSON
CHAPTER 47 SLA 12 05/28/2012
HB 282 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 290 ESTABLISH ENDOW ALASKA GRANT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) FIN 04/10/2012
HB 294 POWER COST EQUALIZATION REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) FIN 03/21/2012
HB 298 EXEMPTIONS FROM MINING TAX REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 28 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 301 BOATING REGULATION: SUNSET/ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 31 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 316 MILITARY FACILITY ZONES REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 20 SLA 12 05/16/2012
HB 325 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(H) RES 02/17/2012
HB 336 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & VOUCHERS REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(H) L&C 04/09/2012
HCR 1 PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 07/19/2011
HCR 3 SENIOR CITIZEN PROTECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/19/2011
HCR 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 07/19/2011
HCR 8 TSA SCREENING PROCEDURES REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 07/19/2011
HCR 20 AMERICAN HEART MONTH REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 39 08/08/2012
HCR 24 STATE FOOD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HJR 8 OPPOSE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI
(H) RLS 03/18/2011
HJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 07/19/2011
HJR 13 HONORING RONALD REAGAN REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 07/19/2011
HJR 27 RELOCATE COASTAL VILLAGES REGION FUND REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 07/19/2011
HJR 29 BLM LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 09/12/2012
HR 5 URGING FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 02/23/2011
SB 23 TAX/CREDIT:FILM/OIL & GAS/GAS STOR./CORP. SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 51 SLA 12 05/30/2012
SB 30 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 12 03/21/2012
SB 33 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, PASKVAN, COGHILL
CHAPTER 1 SLA 11 03/11/2011
SB 74 AUTISM: INS. COVERAGE, TASK FORCE SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 63 SLA 12 06/27/2012
SB 127 FETAL ALCOHOL DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 12 04/24/2012
SB 130 ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGE COUNCIL SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 48 SLA 12 05/28/2012
SB 203 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & VOUCHERS SENATOR THOMAS
(H) L&C 04/10/2012
SCR 7 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS DAY SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/19/2011
SCR 11 WALTER HICKEL DAY OF THE ARCTIC SENATOR FRENCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 08/08/2012
SJR 17 ARCTIC COUNCIL TASK FORCE SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/19/2012

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