Harry Crawford (politician)
|Member of the
Alaska House of Representatives
from the 21st district
22nd district (2001-2003)
January 14, 2001 – January 17, 2011
|Preceded by||Ramona L. Barnes|
|Succeeded by||Lance Pruitt|
April 17, 1952 |
Along with Eric Croft and David Guttenberg, Crawford sponsored two successful ballot initiatives which passed by wide margins: the Alaska Replacement of U.S. Senators Initiative of 2004, which ensured voters would fill any future Senate vacancies, and the Alaska Campaign Finance Reform Initiative of 2006, which reduced the amount any individual or group could give to a candidate or a political party.
Crawford served as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 2001 to 2011—in District 22 from 2001 to 2003, then (after districts were renumbered in redistricting) in District 21 for eight years. In 2000, in his second attempt for the seat, he defeated incumbent Ramona Barnes, who had been the first female Speaker of the House, and was previously defeated for renomination to her House seat in 1984 before regaining it two years later.
In 2010, Crawford ran for Alaska's single at-large seat in the United States House of Representatives. He lost to Republican incumbent Don Young. Crawford ran for the state House of Representatives in District 27 in 2016, however he was defeated by incumbent Lance Pruitt.
- Election Night 2010: Incumbents Parnell and Young Re-Elected, Possibly Murkowski APRN 3-10-2010
- "2016 GENERAL ELECTION November 8, 2016 Official Results". elections.alaska.gov. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
- Representative Harry Crawford official Alaska Legislature site
- Harry Crawford for State House official campaign site
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
- Profile at Alaska's House of Representatives Democratic Caucus
- Harry Crawford at 100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
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