Ira Hansen

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Ira Hansen
Nevada State Assembly, District 32
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Office website
Campaign website
Ira Hansen (b. 1960) is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Hansen's professional experience includes founding Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing and Heating, and working as the owner and manager of Ira Hansen and Sons Disaster Cleanup, talk show host, and columnist at the Sparks Tribune and Elko Daily Free Press.

Committee assignments


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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hansen served on the following committees:



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Ira Hansen ran unopposed in the Republican primary, while John Sampaga was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Louis Gabriel is running as a Libertarian candidate. Sampaga, Hansen and Gabriel will face off in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Hansen ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 32. Hansen ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Hansen won election to the Nevada House of Representatives, defeating Jodi Stephens (R). Two Republicans ran in the general election because no other party nominated a candidate.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 32 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ira Hansen (R) 15,005
Jodi Stephens (R) 12,780

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hansen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hansen raised a total of $132,493 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[8]

Ira Hansen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 32 Won $75,324
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 32 Won $57,169
Grand Total Raised $132,493


Hansen won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Hansen raised a total of $75,324.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ira Hansen's campaign in 2012
Nevada Association Of Realtors$5,000
Hansen, Ira$4,925
Newmont Mining$4,000
Retail Association Of Nevada$3,000
MGM Mirage$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$75,324
Source:Follow the Money


Hansen won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Hansen raised a total of $57,169.


Nevada Policy Research Institute

See also: Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card

The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".[9]


Hansen received a score of 54.21% in the 2011 report card, ranking 13th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[9]


Hansen and his wife, Alexis, have eight children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Gustavson (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 32
2011- present
Succeeded by