|Oregon State Senate District 29|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of Oregon|
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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hansell served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Joint Ways and Means|
|• Joint Legislative Administration|
In the 2013-2014 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:
- 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.
|Oregon State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012|
|Oregon State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Maryl Graybeal Featherstone||38.7%||5,284|
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.
|Bill Hansell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oregon State Senate, District 29||$188,535|
|Grand Total Raised||$188,535|
2012Hansell 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|
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In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 Senate Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 House Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2014 State Legislative Summary
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- Oregon AFSCME: 2013 Report Card on the Oregon Legislature
- Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.
Hansell and his wife, Margaret, have six children.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Sen. Bill Hansell," accessed May 23, 2014
- Join Bill Hansell, "Main page," accessed May 23, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings for the Senate," accessed April 11, 2012
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Official Results for May 15 Primary election," accessed April 30, 2015
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Official General Results for 2012," accessed April 30, 2015
- followthemoney.org, "Hansell, Bill," accessed June 12, 2013
David Nelson (R)
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