Jon Hansen

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Jon Hansen
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South Dakota House District 25
Former member
In office
2011 - August 15, 2013
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
ProfessionCustomer Service/Law student
Jon Hansen is a former Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He resigned to attend law school on August 15, 2013.[1][2]


Hansen holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He has used his education to work in the field of customer service. He stepped down from his elected House position to attend law school at the University of South Dakota.

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Legislative Procedure
State Affairs


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



See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hansen won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 25. Hansen ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Hansen Incumbent 33.6% 6,217
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Ecklund 30.9% 5,718
     Democratic Bill Laird 19.9% 3,686
     Democratic Janelle Smedsrud 15.6% 2,882
Total Votes 18,503


Hansen defeated incumbent Oran Sorenson (D) and Dennis Van Overschelde (D) in the November 2 general election. Hansen was elected along with fellow Republican challenger Stace Nelson.[4]

South Dakota State House, District 25 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Stace Nelson (R) 4,814 27.34%
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Hansen (R) 4,579 26.00%
Oran A. Sorenson (D) 3,859 21.91%
Dennis Van Overschelde (D) 2,918 16.57%
Kevin R Crisp (I) 1,441 8.18%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hansen raised $11,822 in contributions.[5]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $1,667
Geraeta, Pat $1,000
Hansen, Jon $1,000


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jon Hansen endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [6]


Hansen and his wife, Sheila, currently reside in Dell Rapids.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Oran Sorenson (D), Timothy Rave (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 25
Succeeded by
Kris Langer (R), Scott W. Ecklund (R)