|Montana State Senate, District 14|
|January 5, 2015 - present|
|January 7, 2019|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 33|
|2011 - 2015|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hansen served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice, Vice Chair|
|• Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation|
|• Education and Cultural Resources|
|• Finance and Claims|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Hansen served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hansen served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education, Vice Chair|
|• Local Government|
Hansen's 2014 campaign website mirrored the themes seen below.
Hansen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Government SpendingNatural resources can and must be used wisely and protected wisely. Use and protection do not exclude each other. Responsible companies should be invited to explore and do business in Montana without prohibitive policies stifling incentives to do so. We are to be good stewards of God’s creation. All efforts must be made to prevent environmental damage by all users, but if an accident or other damage occurs, the one responsible must be required to clean up his mess. We must also look to the future. What we have won’t last forever. We must consider alternative sources, including nuclear, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind, and whatever else hasn’t yet been dreamed up.
I believe in realistic expectations, elimination of inefficiencies, and conservative budgeting. We are spending too much, and not utilizing our churches, charities, and community organizations effectively to provide services they are in unique positions to provide.
It is right for each citizen to contribute to an efficient government that focuses its resources on its constitutional duties. Excessive government should not be imposed upon its citizens’ wallets or bank accounts.
I am pro life.
Public education spending needs to be directed to reach children in the classroom and to maintain and upgrade facilities. Rural schools provide a sense of small community pride and offer a small school choice to parents whose children do better in that setting. Private education and home schools need to be encouraged and allowed to thrive. Montana’s public education system is one of the best in the country and will be made better when parents have options to consider for their children’s best interests.
Energy & Natural Resources
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Montana State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. District 17 incumbent Greg Jergeson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kris Hansen defeated Carl Mattson in the Republican primary. Jergeson was defeated by Hansen in the general election. Incumbent Llew Jones (R) ran in District 9.
|Montana State Senate, District 14 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Greg Jergeson Incumbent||43.9%||3,196|
|Montana State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary, 2014|
Hansen won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 33. Hansen ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Brenda Skornogoski (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kris Hansen Incumbent||54.3%||1,979|
On November 2, 2010, Hansen won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Hansen did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. She faced Jack Trethewey (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 33 General Election (2010)|
|Kris Hansen (R)||1,926|
|Jack Trethewey (D)||1,066|
Comprehensive donor information for Hansen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hansen raised a total of $39,499 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|Kris Hansen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 33||$21,241|
|2010||Montana House, District 33||$18,258|
|Grand Total Raised||$39,499|
2012Hansen won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hansen raised a total of $21,241.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kris Hansen's campaign in 2012|
|Hill County Republican Central Committee||$480|
|Hagstrom, Dave R.||$160|
|Plum Crrek Timber||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$21,241|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Hansen was up for election, she collected $18,258 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Montana House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kris Hansen's campaign in 2008|
|Hill County Republican Central Cmte||$540|
|Montana Contractors Association||$320|
|Total Raised in 2008||$18,258|
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
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- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
- Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
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- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Kris Hansen For Montana Senate, "Issues," accessed May 13, 2014
- Kris Hansen For Montana House, "Issues," accessed October 15, 2012
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing List: Legislative," accessed October 29, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass," accessed June 30, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative Primary Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 12, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Hansen, Kris," accessed September 8, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Hansen, Kris," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
|Montana State Senate District 14
| Succeeded by|
Bob Bergren (D)
|Montana House of Representatives District 33
| Succeeded by|