Bill Hansell

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Bill Hansell
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Oregon State Senate District 29
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon
ProfessionPublic service
Office website
Campaign website
Bill Hansell is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hansell currently serves as a Umatilla County Commissioner.


Hansell earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oregon and earned a post-grad certificate from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and campus minister. He has also served as President of the National Association of Counties and President of the Association of Oregon Counties.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources
Ways and Means




Hansell's campaign website highlighted the following campaign issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "I believe my rural background, understanding the issues, and 29 years of public service, at not only the local but also on state and federal levels, will enable me to effectively serve the citizens of District 29 in Salem. I am looking forward to that opportunity."



See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2012

Hansell won election in the 2012 election for Oregon Senate District 29. Hansell defeated Maryl Graybeal Featherstone in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Antone Minthorn (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Republican David Nelson did not seek re-election.[3][4][5]

Oregon State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hansell 68.6% 30,552
     Democratic Antone Minthorn 31.4% 13,975
Total Votes 44,527
Oregon State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hansell 61.3% 8,358
Maryl Graybeal Featherstone 38.7% 5,284
Total Votes 13,642

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hansell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hansell raised a total of $188,535 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[6]

Bill Hansell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 29 Won $188,535
Grand Total Raised $188,535


Hansell won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hansell raised a total of $188,535.
Oregon State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Hansell's campaign in 2012
Associated General Contractors$5,000
Friends of Fred Girod$5,000
Tom Denchel Ford Country$4,581
Oregon Soft Drink Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$188,535
Source:Follow the Money


Hansell and his wife, Margaret, have six children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Nelson (R)
Oregon State Senate District 29
Succeeded by