Jack Hansen

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Jack Hansen
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Former candidate for
Pennsylvania State Senate, District 24
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Jack Hansen was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 24 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He ran for District 53 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010.

Hansen has served as a Lansdale Borough Councilman. He was first elected to that position in 2008.[1]


Campaign themes


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

Public Education Funding

  • Excerpt: "Jack believes in fully funding public education by overturning the massive cuts approved by the Republican-controlled State Senate under Tom Corbett's leadership. Education is the key to sustainable growth in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the only way to ensure there are good jobs now and in the future."

Marcellus Shale

  • Excerpt: "Jack believes we should institute a fair tax on this industry and that we should hold the companies engaged in this industry accountable for the environmental damage they cause."

Medicaid Expansion

  • Excerpt: "Tom Corbett and the current Republican-controlled State Senate think it's okay to deny health insurance and medical care to poor people simply because they are poor. Jack believes this is immoral and vows to support Medicaid expansion starting on his first day in the State Senate."

Jobs in Pennsylvania

  • Excerpt: "Pennsylvania has to create incentives for businesses to relocate here. Tax incentives, energy incentives, and the best workforce in the world. When businesses see that we are willing to work with them to relocate here, and we can supply them with the necessary resources they need to be successful, they will come."

Women's Reproductive Rights

  • Excerpt: "I am now and have always been a supporter of women's reproductive rights. This includes funding of family planning and prevention services, which can come from Pennsylvania’s accepting the federal government’s offer to reimburse Medicaid expansion, which I favor."



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in that election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Bob Mensch was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jack Hansen secured enough primary votes as a Democratic write-in candidate to appear on the general election ballot. Mensch defeated Hansen in the general election.[3][4][5]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 24 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Mensch Incumbent 59.9% 41,885
     Democratic Jack Hansen 40.1% 28,041
Total Votes 69,926


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hansen was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary. Incumbent Republican Robert Godshall defeated Hansen and Green Edward Bonsell in the November 2 general election.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 53
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Godshall (R) 12,832 65.3%
Jack Hansen (D) 6,356 32.3%
Edward Bonsell (G) 476 2.4%

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