Larry has lived in the 18th district for over 40 years where he and his wife, Renee, raised their son, Tracy. Their son and their daughter-in-law, Helen, have blessed them with a grandson, Preston. Larry grew up in a small North Dakota town where he learned valuable life lessons while working on neighboring farms. Larry proudly served in the U.S. Navy, and after serving he obtained a degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota. Shortly there after, Larry and Renee moved to Clark County where he joined the Credit Union industry and attained the position of Interim President at Columbia Credit Union. He continued to dedicate a career to growing the financial health of the community, recently retiring as President/CEO of the $1 billion Fibre Federal Credit Union, after having left the credit union through 15 years of solid growth and expanded service offerings. His success as a credit union leader, his political advocacy for the credit union industry, and his devotion to charity, all led Larry to recently be recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from his industry peers on behalf of the Northwest Credit Union Association.
Throughout his distinguished career, Larry exemplified his values of family, service and community. In the early 1990s, he became passionately involved with and helped to further develop “Credit Unions for Kids”, a charity that has since raised more than $160 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide. Closer to home, Larry served on the board of directors at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation and co-founded a number of charity events that, together with numerous other efforts, brought in over $8 million for the sick children at Doernbecher. His other service roles include St. Paul Lutheran Church (past president), Vancouver Dawn Lions, and Longview Noon Rotary.
“I’ve been serving individuals and small businesses all of my professional career and I’m excited to bring my leadership, problem-solving skills and collaborative nature to the legislature in order to continue serving and making a positive impact on our community.”, said Hoff.
Larry is proud to announce his early endorsements from congresswoman Jamie Herrera-Beutler – 3rd District, Senator Lynda Wilson – 17th District, Senator Ann Rivers – 18th District, Representative Brandon Vick – 18th District, Representative Paul Harris – 17th District, and Representative Ed Orcutt, 20th District.
Larry will represent the 18th district by putting his over 40 years of experience in business and philanthropy to work for the district while taking a conservative dollars and sense mindset back to Olympia.