Neil Hansen

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Neil Hansen
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Candidate for
Utah House of Representatives District 9
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives
1999-2011
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Neil Hansen was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 9 of the Utah House of Representatives. He was a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 9. He was defeated in the November 2, 2010 general election.

Hansen has served as a member of the Weber County Democrat Executive Committee and as Chair of the Senate District #18 division of the Weber County Democrats. He was a candidate for Weber County Recorder in 1990 and 1994 but was not elected either time. He was also a candidate for the Weber County Commission in 1996 but was again not elected. Hansen was Leader/Treasurer of the Weber County Democratic Party from 1991 to 1999. He was also a delegate at the Democratic National Convention in 1992, 1996, and 2000. He joined the Utah State House of Representatives in 1999 and represented District 9 until 2011.

Hansen worked for Wintle Construction from 1977 to 1978. He then worked for Golden State Casting from 1980 to 1981. He has been a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Ogden City Water Department since 1981. He is currently self-employed as well.

Hansen attended Weber State University, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, and Davis Applied Technology College.

Issues

Campaign themes

Hansen's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

The Economy

  • Excerpt:"To attract the kind of jobs and economic growth we want, Utah should play to its strengths; an honest, hardworking population; unique programs where we can partner education with specific business needs; a healthy environment with attractive recreational options."

Education

  • Excerpt:"In Utah, quality Education is not so much a question of funding, but a test of our resolve and tenacity. In decades past, Utah made the decision to have one of the best education systems in the United States."

Elections

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hansen ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 9. Hansen defeated Ron Atencio in the Democratic convention and was defeated by incumbent Jeremy Peterson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeremy Peterson Incumbent 60.1% 5,079
     Democratic Neil Hansen 39.9% 3,372
Total Votes 8,451

2010

Hansen was defeated by Republican challenger Jeremy Peterson on November 2, 2010[3].

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hansen won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 9.[4]

Hansen raised $12,310 for his campaign while Peterson raised $21,424.[5]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Neil A. Hansen (D) 2,446 56.8%
Jeremy Peterson (R) 1,863 43.2%

Campaign donors

2008

Hansen raised $12,310 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Neil Hansen $2,000
Committee to Elect Neil Hansen $1,000
Mary Hurlburt $1,000

Personal

Hansen and his wife, Debbie, have eight children.

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Utah House of Representatives District 9
1999-2011
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