|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Washington's 4th district
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Jay Inslee|
|Succeeded by||Dan Newhouse|
|Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee|
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Nick Rahall|
|Succeeded by||Rob Bishop|
|Chairman of the House Ethics Committee|
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Joel Hefley|
|Succeeded by||Stephanie Tubbs Jones|
|Member of the Washington House of Representatives|
from the 16th district
January 8, 1979 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Charles Kilbury|
|Succeeded by||Bill Grant|
|Born||Richard Norman Hastings|
(1941-02-07) February 7, 1941 (age 77)
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia Basin College|
Central Washington University
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserve|
|Years of service||1963–1969|
Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings (born February 7, 1941) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district from 1995 until his retirement in 2015. The district includes much of central Washington including the Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Moses Lake. The most conservative Republican in Washington's Congressional delegation, he chaired the House Committee on Ethics from 2005 to 2007 and chaired the House Committee on Natural Resources from 2011 to his leaving office.
In February 2014, Hastings announced that he would not run for re-election in 2014.
Early life, education, and business career
Richard Norman Hastings was born in Spokane, Washington to Ivan and Florene Hastings; he is of part Norwegian ancestry on the maternal side of his family. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1964 to 1969.
He studied business administration at Columbia Basin College and Central Washington State College, but did not graduate from either. He was named Columbia Basin Alumni of the Year in 2001. He returned to Central Washington as commencement speaker in 2008.
Before being elected to Congress, Hastings ran his family-owned small business, Columbia Basin Paper and Supply. He was an active member of the PascoChamber of Commerce, the Pasco/Kennewick Rotary Club, the Pasco Downtown Development Association, and the Pasco Jaycees. He served on the Board of Directors of Yakima Federal Savings.
Washington House of Representatives
In 1978, Hastings ran for Washington's 16th House District (seat 2). He defeated incumbent Democratic State Representative Charles Kilbury 62%–38%. In 1980, he won re-election to a second term, defeating Democrat Dorothy Miller 70%–30%. In 1982, he was re-elected to a third term against Democrat Sandy Dodd by 55%–45%. In 1984, he won re-election to a fourth term, defeating Democrat Bill Grant 52%–48%.
Hastings served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987, where he was selected by his colleagues to be Assistant Majority Leader and Republican Caucus Chairman. In 1983, he challenged the constitutionality of the state's 1.1% sales tax hike. He voluntarily left the Legislature, claiming family reasons.
He served on the House Tax Advisory Committee.
U.S. House of Representatives
Incumbent Republican Sid Morrison, of Washington's 4th congressional district, decided to retire in 1992 in order to run for Governor of Washington. Hastings ran, but lost in the general election to Democratic State Representative Jay Inslee, 51%–49%. Although Hastings carried the Tri-Cities, he lost the rest of the district. He won three (Benton, Franklin, and Adams) of the district's ten counties.
Hastings sought a rematch against Inslee in 1994, and defeated him, 53%–47%, winning eight of the district's ten counties. In 1996, he was re-elected to a second term, defeating Democrat Rick Locke 53%–47%. He never faced another contest anywhere near that close, and was reelected eight more times with at least 60% of the vote.
- Political positions
"Top priorities must be creating jobs, getting our economy back on track, and stopping reckless spending that has left our nation with the largest deficit in history," wrote Hastings in response to Project Vote Smart. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer considers Hastings to be a "down-the-line supporter of the House Republican leadership".
Hastings has served as Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources since January 2011 and is a proponent of increasing domestic production of oil and gas, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. In November 2010 he said that "Promoting new domestic energy production, including in the Arctic, will be a priority" for the Committee.
- Interest group ratings
Hastings has a lifetime score of 3% from the League of Conservation Voters.
Hastings is rated as one of the most pro-business representatives in Congress, according to the United States Chamber of Commerce which gives Hastings a score of 94 out of 100 based on his 16-year voting record. The 501(c)4 organization Club for Growth gave Hastings a grade of 94 out of 100.
The National Taxpayers Union gives Hastings a grade of A. Hastings has been given an 'A' grade by Liz Cheney's Keep America Safe PAC He earned a 95.15% lifetime rating, as of 2010, from the American Conservative Union.
Hastings is pro-life, demonstrated by consistent ratings of 100% from the National Right to Life Committee. He has received mixed ratings from some national agricultural groups. For 2009–2010 the American Farm Bureau Federation gave Representative Hastings a 66% rating. His rating from the National Association of Wheat Growers was 25 percent in 2008.
In 2009 and 2010, he received grades of "D" and "F" from the teachers union-affiliated National Education Association, and 0% from the American Association of University Women. In 2009–10, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave Hastings a grade of "D".
Hastings was instrumental in 2002 in building the case that led to the expulsion of Congressman James Traficant (D-OH) from the United States Congress. As Chairman of the Investigative Subcommittee of the United States House Committee on Ethics, Hastings was tasked with reviewing the file from Traficant's trial and other material to determine if there had been a violation of House rules. Hastings said on the floor of the House, "After considering all of the evidence, I concluded that Mr. Traficant's offenses were so serious and so purposeful that expulsion from the House is the only appropriate sanction". The measure to remove Traficant from the House passed 420-1.
In 1996, lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his firm had as many as 36 contacts with Hasting's office, resulting in as many as 85.57 billed hours regarding the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Abramoff bragged to the CNMI of having "excellent" ties to Hastings. Hastings' 2004 campaign had received $1,000 from Abramoff personally and an additional $5,647 from Abramoff's lobbying firm, which was also one of the largest law firms in the State of Washington, Preston Gates. Preston Gates, Microsoft's law and lobbying firm, also contributed to Washington Democrats during that cycle, including to Seattle's Jim McDermott.
Following Hastings' work that led to Traficant's removal from the House, he was named to the Chairmanship of the United States House Committee on Ethics. Soon after being named Chairman, two senior staff members for the committee were fired, and Hastings attempted to place his office Chief of Staff, Ed Cassidy, onto the Ethics Committee staff. Democrats cast this a partisan move, while Republicans pointed out that such a change in staff is the norm with the naming of a new committee chairman. Hastings came under fire during his chairmanship of the Ethics Committee, due to claims by Democrats of inaction regarding then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. By rule, the House Ethics Committee's work, votes, and investigative findings are kept strictly confidential.
In 2008, Hastings, by now the ranking member of the Ethics Committee, pushed the investigation of Charlie Rangel. A four-person investigative subcommittee was formed with Hastings as co-chair. The subcommittee's subsequent report led to Rangel's loss of the chairmanship of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and censure by the House in 2010.
Hastings chaired the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, also known as the House Ethics Committee from 2005–2007,(109th United States Congress)replacing outgoing chair Joel Hefley. He switched to ranking member 2007–2009 when the Democrats won the majority for the 110th United States Congress.
- House Nuclear Clean-Up Caucus (Chairman and founder)
- Northwest Energy Caucus (Co-chair)
- Rural Health Care Coalition
- Specialty Crop Caucus
- Hastings is the senior Republican in Congress from the Pacific Northwest.
In 1967, Hastings married his wife, Claire, in Sacramento, California; the couple has three children: Kirsten, Petrina, and Colin.
|1992||Jay Inslee||106,556||51%||Richard Hastings||103,028||49%|
|1994||Jay Inslee||81,198||47%||Richard Hastings||92,828||53%|
|1996||Rick Locke||96,502||47%||Richard Hastings||108,647||53%|
|1998||Gordon Allen Pross||43,043||24%||Richard Hastings||121,684||69%||Peggy S. McKerlie||Reform||11,363||6%|
|2000||Jim Davis||87,585||37%||Richard Hastings||143,259||61%||Fred D. Krauss||Libertarian||4,260||2%|
|2002||Craig Mason||53,572||33%||Richard Hastings||108,257||67%|
|2004||Sandy Matheson||92,486||37%||Richard Hastings||154,627||63%|
|2006||Richard Wright||77,054||40%||Richard Hastings||115,246||60%|
|2008||George Fearing||99,430||37%||Richard Hastings||169,940||63%|
|2010||Jay Clough||69,512||32%||Richard Hastings||145,317||68%|
- ^"What's Up Doc?: Washington's Most Conservative Congressman Bids Farewell". Seattle Weekly. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
- ^ ab"Rep. Doc Hastings, state's most conservative congressman, to retire". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
- ^"Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) to retire". The Washington Post. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
- ^Deaths of Ivan and Florene HastingsArchived March 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- ^"Veterans in the US House of Representatives 109th Congress". Navy League. Archived from the original(PDF) on 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2006-12-09.
- ^Facts & Impacts(PDF). Columbia Basin College. 2001. p. 23.
- ^McIntyre, Jerilyn S. (June 2008). "2008 CWU EASTSIDE/WESTSIDE COMMENCEMENTS". CWU University Bulletin. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- ^1983 challenge by Hastings to the constitutionality of Washington's 1.1% sales tax hike
- ^"About Richard". Hastings Backgrounder. Friends of Richard Hastings. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- ^ abhttp://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=28453
- ^ abcdProject Vote Smart
- ^"Effort aims to block oil drilling in refuge; Environmentalists fear a possible GOP bid to open a sensitive Alaska wildlife zone", Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2010.
- ^"National Environmental Scorecard". League of Conservation Voters. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- ^"U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ranks Hastings". Chamber of Commerce web site. U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25.
- ^"Hastings Rated High". Scorecard. Club for Growth. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
- ^"Hastings Scores High with Taxpayers". Taxpayers Union Scorecard. National Taxpayers Union. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
- ^"Keep America Safe Scorecard". Hastings Receives the A Grade. Keep America Safe. Archived from the original on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
- ^"American Conservative Union Ranks Hastings". American Conservative Union Rankings. American Conservative Union. Archived from the original on February 13, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
- ^Pope, Charles (July 26, 2002). "Potomac Watch". Richard Hastings took the lead in Traficant's expulsion. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
- ^1996 CNMI Preston Gates Ellis Invoices
- ^Alicia Mundy, "Pasco Congressman in Rare Spotlight", The Seattle Times, June 10, 2005.
- ^"Candidate Summary Report". Richard Hastings. Federal Elections Commission. Retrieved July 6, 2011. [permanent dead link]
- ^Alicia Mundy, "Hastings says ethics panel won't investigate DeLay", The Seattle Times, October 6, 2005; "House Ethics Chair Fires Lawyers", Associated Press, February 16, 2005, which can viewed here; Mike Allen "House Ethics Panel in Gridlock; Democrats Refuse to Participate Under New GOP Rules," Washington Post, March 11, 2005, Page A02; Alicia Mundy, "Ethics claims target Doc Hastings," Seattle Times, June 25, 2005; Gail Russell Chaddock, "House ethics panel lapses at an awkward time", Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2005.
- ^Lee and Pershing, Christopher and Ben (September 9, 2008). "Official Rangel Probe Appears Likely". Washington Post. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
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|Senator Jeff Hayden - Uniting People + Improving Lives|
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Join Representative Keith Ellison and Other Notable DFLers and Help Save A State Senate Seat on Monday, February 12!
Representative Keith Ellison has a message for us: Monday, February 12 – that’s right, a MONDAY election – we have the chance to hold a vital State Senate seat in northeastern Dakota County (South St Paul, Newport, Hastings, Cottage Grove, Afton – see map here). He’ll be leading a critical GOTV event at 2 PM that day, which will also include other DFL State Senators and elected officials.
Meet Keith and the team at 2 pm MONDAY at the following address:
1594 Hastings Ave
Newport, MN 55055
The Republican Party controls our State Senate by one vote – 34 to 33. On Monday, we have a chance to save one of our seats by electing Karla Bigham, a former representative from the area. Whether it was fighting to complete the Wakota Bridge, supporting funding for the Hastings Bridge, working to expand education programs in our schools, or ensuring our communities are safe— improving the quality of life of our residents is Karla’s top priority if elected as a State Senator.
If you cannot make it, you can call or knock on doors for her by clicking here.
We hope to see you there!
Senator Amy Klobuchar
To celebrate the birthday of
State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion * State Rep. Rena Moran
DFL Chair Ken Martin * School Board Director Rebecca Gagnon Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton * County Commissioner Linda Higgins
County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin * Andy Kozak
Alfred Babington-Johnson * Bill McGrann * Brian Halloran
Brian Rice * Jerry Seck * Candace Campbell * Fred Estes
Charles Nauen * Cornell Moore * Dr. Bob Haselow
George Robinson * Ted Grindal * Jamie Edwards
Jerry Samargia * Joel Carlson * Judy Cook
Dr. Josie Johnson * Kelley Lindquist * Lawrence Redmond
Peter and Joyce Hayden * Nancy Haas * Siyat Abdullahi
Nancy Hylden * Ravi Norman * Richard Copeland
Sarah Clarke * Sarah Strong-Belisle* Obie Kipper Jr.
Tim Baylor * Ward Einess * Louis King
Friday, October 13 - 5 p.m.—7 p.m.
moto-i ramen & sake house
2940 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
We hope to see you there!
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Sen. Klobuchar is appearing as a special guest at this event, and is not soliciting contributions for herself or her campaign.
Hallie Q. Brown community center and other local organizations to host community conversations about June 16th's heartbreaking verdict
In the wake of the verdict of the trial of the Yanez trial regarding the shooting of Philando Castile, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center will host the first in a series of facilitated conversations put on by the City of Saint Paul, along with the support of the Saint Paul Foundation and local nonprofits like Hallie Q. Brown Community.
Residents can attend any of the facilitated community conversations at the following times and locations:
Friday, June 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 N. Kent Street
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. Paul College, 235 Marshall Avenue
Monday, June 19, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wellstone Center, 179 Robie Street East
Additional community meetings may be scheduled and announced next week.
Interpreters are available upon request. Please email liz.xiong (at) ci.stpaul.mn.us at least one day before the event to request assistance.
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Listen to Senator Hayden and Rep. Jim Knoblach (R-St Cloud) talk about the budget surplus on Minnesota Public Radio
Join Senators Bobby Joe Champion and Jeff Hayden for a special screening of Hidden Figures on February 28!
Thank you for your support on November 8!
I would like to offer a sincere "thank you" for your support at ballot box, the phones, the doors, and all of the ways you helped my re-election effort. I feel so very blessed to represent a district that does not merely care about progressive values: you live them, each and every day. Yes, the national election was a disappointment, however Minnesota maintained its nation-leading streak of supporting the DFL candidate, and Senate District 62 supported former Secretary of State Clinton over Donald Trump 84% to 7% - the smallest percentage for Trump in the state!
While the next four years will be difficult without the grace and intelligence of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama, I deeply appreciate the privilege to represent such amazing people - and I offer my dearest 'thank you' for this opportunity.
Senator Jeff Hayden
NOVEMBER 8 IS ELECTION DAY!
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What do I need to bring with me if I want to register to vote at the polls?
You can register to vote ON ELECTION DAY, right there at the polls. You need proof of your address, which can be a bill for a service like electricity, gas, phone, internet that has your name and address on it, a picture ID like a driver's license or state identification card, or a passport.
If you do not have these things, but you have a friend that does, they can come with you and be your "voucher" - as in, they can tell the election judge that you live at the address you are claiming.
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Voters unable to enter a polling place may register and vote without leaving their vehicle. If you or someone you are with at a polling place would like to use curbside voting, notify a volunteer or an election judge.
When you use curbside voting, an election judge will ask for your name as the voter, and will look up in the roster to verify whether or not you are already registered and that you have not already voted by absentee ballot. Then, a team of two election judges will:
PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 8, or earlier at the Roof Depot building at 28th St and Longfellow Avenue!
Catch Jeff Hayden on TV this Sunday!
This Sunday, October 23, you will have two opportunities to catch Jeff on the television.
First, he'll be on the Esme Murphy Show on WCCO (channel 9) at 10:33 AM, where they will have a freewheeling conversation about issues of importance to Minnesotans.
Second, at 6:30 PM on KSTP (channel 5), Senator Hayden will be talking about the 2016 Election, the DFL's chances to re-capture a majority in the House of Representatives, maintaining our Senate majority, and the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton as president. He'll also be talking about health care, the economy, and a whole host of other issues.
DFL plan aims to fix MNsure; Republicans plan to eliminate it
The Senate DFL has been ready to take on the challenge of fixing MNsure - we just need a DFL House that will work with us so we make the necessary changes. See a preview of our plan in the video found by clicking here!
Don't want to wait until November 8 to vote? Drop by our early voting center and vote early!
You don't have to wait until November 8 to cast your ballot for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic ticket. Just drop by the Depot building on 28th St and cast your vote early!
Here's the address, and a map to the location (plenty of free parking, and it's only a few blocks from the Lake St Light Rail stop)
1860 E 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Catch Senator Hayden discussing Minnesota's changing demographics on Capitol Report!
Watch Senator Hayden discuss the changing demographics of our great state on Capitol Report!
Click here to view, and check below to find your broadcast throughout the state.
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Channel 20.1 in S.W. Minnesota - Sundays, noon
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Austin - Channel 396
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Minnesota Lake - Channel 84
New Richland - Channel 133
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Owatonna - Channel 396
Rochester - Channel 396
St. Clair - Channel 133
St. Cloud - Channel 396
Jeff Hayden, fellow senator Bobby Joe Champion, Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson receive endorsement of Star Tribune and Insight News!
The Hayden Campaign is excited to announce that we've received the endorsements from the Star Tribune and Al McFarlane's Northside institution, Insight News, in the August 9 Primary to serve as your State Senator! Along with US Representative Keith Ellison, State Representative Rena Moran of St Paul, Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson, and Senator Champion, Jeff seeks to continue working to unite communities and improve lives.
Remember to cast your vote in the August 9 Primary! Need any help finding your polling place, or getting a ride to the polls? call/test 612-440-1901 or email email@example.com, and we'll get back to you ASAP!
Check out our new flyer (and remember to vote for Jeff on August 9!)
Click the PDF doc (or the images) below to view our Pre-Primary flyer. Feel free to print and distribute!
Senator Hayden Proudly Announces Endorsements from AFL-CIO, SEIU, MAPE, AFSCME, OutFront Minnesota and Planned Parenthood
Senator Hayden's re-election campaign is excited to announce our endorsements for 2016:
As the campaign marches towards our August 9 Primary, we are in conversation with several other wonderful organizations that are working for progressive change, seeking their endorsement as well. We will keep you updated!
Senators Jeff Hayden & Bobby Joe Champion respond to the killing of Philando Castile
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 7, 2016
Contact: Alyssa Siems Roberson (507) 421-2412
Hayden and Champion respond to the killing of Philando Castile
St. Paul, Minn.— St. Paul--Senate Equity Subcommittee Co-Chairs Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) and Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) have released a joint statement following the police shooting and death of 32 year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. Castile was shot in his vehicle by a St. Anthony police officer in front of his girlfriend and young child Wednesday night. Sen. Hayden and Sen. Champion have been in communication with the administration, community members and leaders.
“We didn’t know Philando Castile, but we know the story of his death all too well, and now the world knows his name and how he was slain. In the last 24 hours we have seen video of shooting deaths of two black men -- Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. A lack of faith in our justice system is not only understandable, it’s warranted. The justice system failed Philando last night, but there is a chance now for the federal Department of Justice to do the right thing in the wake of this tragedy. It is critical that the DOJ lead the investigation and show the Black community that justice, even following a horrific event like Philando’s death, can be served.
The treatment of a Black man compared to a white man who identifies themselves as a lawful carrier of a concealed weapon is stark: Philando is dead, while recently stopped Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance president Andrew Rothman was sent on his way, alive.
Police-involved deaths like Philando’s have become the soundtrack of our lives. We thank community members and supporters who have interrupted their lives in the middle of this crisis to show up and decry this kind of deplorable, unacceptable targeting of young black men. To our community: continue the fight, say his name, and know that we are with you.
As elected leaders we take seriously the burden eliminating profiling, unfair treatment, and implicit bias in our justice system. We will continue to work closely with the community to heal and press forward against the barriers Black Minnesotans face.”
Can you help Jeff in his Primary Campaign?
At the District 62 Convention in April, Senator Hayden won the DFL endorsement. However, his opponent is not abiding by this endorsement, and we will have a primary election on August 9. In order to win this primary, we need callers, door-knockers, data entry, and event updates.
The Hayden Campaign will be knocking on doors the following days, and we'd love to have your help!
(If you are available at times that do not fall on this list, that is OK. We can get you a list of names and/or doors, and maybe a team member - or the Senator - can join you). Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and availability, and we will get back to you ASAP!
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7/10 (Sunday): 2 - 5 PM
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8/6 (Saturday): 11 AM - 2 PM
8/7 (Sunday): 2 - 5 PM
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