Bill Hansell

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Bill Hansell
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Oregon State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon
Personal
ProfessionPublic service
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bill Hansell is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hansell currently serves as a Umatilla County Commissioner.

Biography

Hansell earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oregon and earned a post-grad certificate from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and campus minister. He has also served as President of the National Association of Counties and President of the Association of Oregon Counties.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hansell served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources
Ways and Means

Issues

Campaign

2012

Hansell's campaign website highlighted the following campaign issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "I believe my rural background, understanding the issues, and 29 years of public service, at not only the local but also on state and federal levels, will enable me to effectively serve the citizens of District 29 in Salem. I am looking forward to that opportunity."

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2012

Hansell won election in the 2012 election for Oregon Senate District 29. Hansell defeated Maryl Graybeal Featherstone in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Antone Minthorn (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Republican David Nelson did not seek re-election.[3][4][5]

Oregon State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hansell 68.6% 30,552
     Democratic Antone Minthorn 31.4% 13,975
Total Votes 44,527
Oregon State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hansell 61.3% 8,358
Maryl Graybeal Featherstone 38.7% 5,284
Total Votes 13,642

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hansell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hansell raised a total of $188,535 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[6]

Bill Hansell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 29 Won $188,535
Grand Total Raised $188,535

2012

Hansell won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hansell raised a total of $188,535.
Oregon State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Hansell's campaign in 2012
Nike$6,012
Associated General Contractors$5,000
Friends of Fred Girod$5,000
Tom Denchel Ford Country$4,581
Oregon Soft Drink Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$188,535
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

Personal

Hansell and his wife, Margaret, have six children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Nelson (R)
Oregon State Senate District 29
2013–present
Succeeded by
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