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Haws, Larry

House 2006-2010 (District 15B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Benton, Sherburne, Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/12/1940
Birth Place: Tracy, Minnesota
Birth County: Lyon
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 3/27/2012
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Cloud
Occupation (when first elected): Stearns County Commissioner/Retired St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Director/Retired Cathedral High School Math Teacher and Coach

EDUCATION

Mankato Loyola High School; Secondary; Graduate
St. Cloud State University; B.E.S.; Elective Studies: Recreation and Biology
Mankato State University; B.S.; Mathematics and Physical Education

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: St. Cloud, Minnesota (City Parks and Recreation, Director); 1969 to 2002
County Board/Commissioner: Stearns County, Minnesota (County Commissioner); 1999 to 01/18/2006

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Faith "Faye" (married in 1963)
Children: Four children: Kelly, Shannon, Coleen, and Ryan
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1963.

He was a youth coach for five different sports; wrestling, track and field, cross-country, football, and soccer.

He was a gymnast.

He was diagnosed with brain cancer in January 2011. He died at home in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Most recent term photo
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Map of Saint Cloud
Saint Cloud, MN
Total Days Served: 1811

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
Occupation: Retired St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Department, Administrator and Director
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance Subcommittee: Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division: Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division Minutes
  • Finance Subcommittee: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
Occupation: Retired
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
  • Biosciences and Emerging Technology Minutes
  • Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance Subcommittee: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15B
Elected: 12/27/2005
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/19/2006 to 1/2/2007 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
Occupation: Stearns County Commissioner/Retired St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Director/Retired Cathedral High School Math Teacher and Coach
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Higher Education Finance Minutes
Session Notes: Kay Ek ran as an unsuccessful write-in candidate against Larry Haws garnering 26.2 percent of the vote.