Gary Hanson, South Dakota public service commissioner
|South Dakota Public Utilities Commission|
|2003 - Present|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2008|
|First elected||November 2002|
|South Dakota State Senate|
Hanson was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a licensed real estate auctioneer, appraiser, and broker and owned a small business for 16 years. Hanson also has extensive experience in public service. He has served as a Sioux Falls' Utilities Commissioner for six years, two terms as the Mayor of Sioux Falls, and three terms in the South Dakota State Senate, where he was chairman of the Government Operations and Audit Committee and vice-chairman of the Taxation Committee.
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (2003-present)
Hanson has served as a member of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission since 2003. He was re-elected in 2008.
Hanson has served as chairman of the PUC in 2005, 2008 and 2011.
Hanson is eligible to run for re-election to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission in 2014. He has not yet made his intentions in the race known.
Hanson was re-elected to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission in 2008.
|South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, 2008|
|Republican||Gary Hanson Incumbent||64.9%||222,893|
|Constitution||Eugene R. Hidalgo||3.5%||12,064|
|Election Results Via: South Dakota Secretary of State|
Hanson was first elected to a six-year term on the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission in 2002.
Comprehensive donor information for Hanson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hanson raised a total of $204,402 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 10, 2013.
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|Gary Hanson's Campaign Contributions|
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$28,388||$77,147|
|Top 5 contributors||South Dakota Republican Party||$61,097||South Dakota Republican Party||$31,893|
|Fred Thurman||$4,000||Gary Hanson||$1,159|
|Sam Assam||$4,000||South Dakotans for Quality Cable Television||$1,000|
|South Dakota Telecommunications Association||$3,000||John Stanton and Theresa Gillespie||$1,000 each|
|Gary Hanson||$2,898||Marian Sullivan and Mikal Thomsen||$1,000 each|
Hanson and his wife, Sandy, live in Sioux Falls and Pierre. Together, they have three children and several grandchildren.
- South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
- Hanson's official biography
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
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