|Nebraska State Senate District 42|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 four-year terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Nebraska, 1970|
|Birthday||November 8, 1946|
|Place of birth||North Platte, NE|
Born November 8, 1946 in North Platte, Nebraska, Sen. Hansen is a cattleman from Lincoln County, Nebraska. Prior to his election, Sen. Hansen was a member of the Lincoln County Cattlemen, and former president of the Nebraska Cattleman's Association. Senator Hansen has a degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His grandfather was also a member of the Nebraska State Legislature.
Hansen earned his Bachelors degree in animal science from the University of Nebraska in 1970.
Hansen worked as as secretary and treasurer for Hansen 77 Ranch Limited Liability Company and previously worked as a rancher.
Hansen was a member of the Lincoln County Republicans and joined the Nebraska State Legislature as a senator in 2007.
Hansen is currently involved with numerous organizations, including the Lincoln County Cattlemen, Lincoln County Feeders and Ranchers, Messiah Lutheran Church, Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, Mid-Plains Community Foundation, Nebraska Brand Committee, Nebraska Cattlemen Association, Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation, Nebraska Land Days, Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, and the North Platte Noon Rotary Club.
Hansen currently serves on the Twin Platte Natural Resource District Board.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hansen served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Labor|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hansen served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hansen served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
Hansen ran for re-election to the 42nd District Seat in 2010. He was unopposed. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Nebraska State Senate, District 42 (2006)|
In 2010, a year in which Hansen was up for re-election, he collected $16,300 in donations.
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Hansen's 2010 campaign.
|Nebraska Bankers Association||$1,500|
|Nebraska Cooperative Council||$1,000|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$1,000|
|Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$1,000|
In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Hansen collected $14,920 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Union Pacific Railroad||$2,000|
|Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors||$1,750|
|Nebraska State Education Association||$1,500|
|Nebraska Colorado Cellular Inc. DBA Viaero Wireless||$1,000|
|Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys||$1,000|
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Sen. Thomas Hansen
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2729
Hansen is currently married to Linda Hansen with two children and is known to be Lutheran.
- Thomas Hansen's official Nebraska State legislature website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- ↑ Official unicameral bio
- ↑ Unicameral Update, Letters from past lead Hansen to Legislature, January 26, 2008
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ www.1011now.com Sen. Deb Fischer Announces Endorsements from 13 Neb. State Senators, September 21, 2011
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributions to Thomas Hansen
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