Gary Hanson, South Dakota public service commissioner

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Gary Hanson
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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$94,132
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2008
First electedNovember 2002
Campaign $$204,402
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Dakota State Senate
Mayor, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Websites
Office website
Gary Hanson is the current Republican chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. He was first elected to a six-year term in 2002, and was re-elected in 2008.

Biography

Hanson was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a licensed real estate auctioneer, appraiser, and broker and owned a small business for 16 years. Hanson also has extensive experience in public service. He has served as a Sioux Falls' Utilities Commissioner for six years, two terms as the Mayor of Sioux Falls, and three terms in the South Dakota State Senate, where he was chairman of the Government Operations and Audit Committee and vice-chairman of the Taxation Committee.[1]

Political career

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (2003-present)

Hanson has served as a member of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission since 2003. He was re-elected in 2008.

Hanson has served as chairman of the PUC in 2005, 2008 and 2011.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Hanson is running for re-election to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission in 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


2008

Hanson was re-elected to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission in 2008.

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Hanson Incumbent 64.9% 222,893
     Democratic Matt McLarty 31.6% 108,477
     Constitution Eugene R. Hidalgo 3.5% 12,064
Total Votes 343,434
Election Results Via: South Dakota Secretary of State

2002

On November 5, 2002, Gary Hanson won election to the office of South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (6 year term). He defeated Pam Nelson (D) in the general election.

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (6 year term), 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Hanson 56.7% 180,670
     Democratic Pam Nelson Incumbent 43.3% 138,150
Total Votes 318,820
Election Results Via: South Dakota Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hanson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hanson raised a total of $204,402 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 10, 2013.[4]

Gary Hanson, South Dakota public service commissioner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 SD Public Utilities Commissioner Not up for election $3,138
2010 SD Public Utilities Commissioner Not up for election $21,834
2008 SD Public Utilities Commissioner Won $103,363
2006 SD Public Utilities Commissioner Not up for election $6,403
2004 SD Public Utilities Commissioner Not up for election $1,585
2002 SD Public Utilities Commissioner Won $68,079
Grand Total Raised $204,402

2002-2008

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Personal

Hanson and his wife, Sandy, live in Sioux Falls and Pierre. Together, they have three children and several grandchildren.

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