Gary Hanson, Former South Dakota state senator

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Gary Hanson
South Dakota State Senate District 1
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Farmer/Rancher
Gary D. Hanson was a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing the 1st District from 2005 to 2011. Previously, he served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1998 to 2004[1]. Senator Hanson did not run for re-election in the South Dakota State Senate 2010 elections.[2]

He joined the South Dakota State Senate in 2004 and served in that position until 2011. During this time he served as Assistant Minority Leader.

Hanson was a board member for Farmers Elevator from 1995 to 2000. He worked as director for Farmers Elevator from 1990 to 2006. He is currently a farmer and rancher.

Hanson attended South Dakota State University from 1968 to 1971.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the South Dakota State Senate, Hanson served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Hanson did not run for re-election to the 1st District seat in 2010.

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Hanson won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Lucas Lentsch (R).[3]

Hanson raised $9,340 for his campaign while Lentsch raised $18,933.[4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hanson (D) 5,165 53.67%
Lucas Lentsch (R) 4,459 46.33%

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Hanson won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate.[5]

Hanson raised $3,397 for his campaign.[6]

South Dakota State Senate, District 1 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hanson (D) 6,491 100%

2004

On Nov. 2, 2004, Hanson won election to the 1st District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate.[7]

Hanson raised $1,950 for his campaign.[8]

South Dakota State Senate, District 1 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hanson (D) 7,348 100%


2002

On Nov. 5, 2002, Hanson won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives, defeating opponents Lynn Wilson and Neil G. Stokke.[9]

Hanson raised $61,627 for his campaign while Sigdestad raised $2,065. Wilson raised $4,336, and Stokke raised $299.[10]

South Dakota State House of Representatives, District 1 (2002)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hanson (D) 5,701 34.30%
Green check mark transparent.png David Sigdestad (D) 4,939 29.72%
Lynn Wilson (R) 3,431 20.65%
Neil G. Stokke (R) 2,548 15.33%


2000

On Nov. 7, 2000, Hanson won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives, defeating opponents Larry Baumgarn (R) and Gilbert DeSpiegler (R).[11]

Hanson raised $10,934 for his campaign while Sigdestad raised $5,825. DeSpiegler raised $4,233, and Baumgarn raised $2,071.[12]

South Dakota State House of Representatives, District 1 (2000)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hanson (D) 5,498 33.50%
Green check mark transparent.png David Sigdestad (D) 4,305 26.23%
Larry Baumgarn (R) 3,477 21.19%
Gilbert DeSpiegler (R) 3,132 19.08%


1998

On Nov. 3, 1998, Hanson won election to the 1st District Seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives, defeating opponents Larry Baumgarn (R) and V. LeRoy Bergan (D).[13]

South Dakota State House of Representatives, District 1 (1998)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Jaspers (R) 5,297 35.30%
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hanson (D) 4,117 27.44%
Larry Baumgarn (R) 3,018 20.11%
V. LeRoy Bergan (D) 2,572 17.14%

Campaign donors

2008

Hanson raised $9,340 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[14]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Education Association $1,500
South Dakota Electric Utility Companies $1,000
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $500
South Dakota Association of Realtors $500
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $500
South Dakota Telecommunications Association $500

Personal

Hanson and his wife Angela have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Gleason
South Dakota House District 1
1999–2004
Succeeded by
Clayton Halverson
Preceded by
Paul Symens
South Dakota Senate District 1
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jason Frerichs