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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hansen has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hansen served on these committees:
 
* [[Agriculture Committee, Michigan State Senate|Agriculture]]
 
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* [[Economic Development Committee, Michigan State Senate|Economic Development]]
 
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Goeff Hansen
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Michigan State Senate District 34
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2005 - 2010
Supervisor, Hart Township
2001 - 2005
Personal
ProfessionFounder, Hansen Distributing
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Goeff Hansen is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing the 34th District since January 1, 2011. He currently serves as Assistant President Pro Tempore. Hansen was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2004 and re-elected in November 2006, representing District 100.

Hansen graduated with honors from Hart High School in 1978. He then attended Hope College and West Shore Community College.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hansen served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hansen served on these committees:

Issues

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.

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Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Hansen won election to the 34th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Mary Valentine and Libertarian Nicholas Sundquist in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 34 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Goeff Hansen (R) 49,065
Mary Valentine (D) 33,261
Nicholas Sundquist (R) 2,108

2008

On November 04, 2008, Goeff Hansen ran for District 100 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Bill Richards and Nathaniel Hren. [2]

Goeff Hansen raised $62,977 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 100
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Goeff Hansen (R) 21,948
Bill Richards (D) 16,343
Nathaniel Hren (L) 1,021

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Hansen raised $859,073 in contributions. [4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan $525,767
Business Leaders For Michigan PAC $10,000
Fund For A Republican Majority $10,000
Jansen Legacy Fund $10,000

2008

In 2008 Goeff Hansen collected $62,977 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $2,200
Michigan Rural Electric Cooperatives $1,800
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $1,600

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Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Goeff Hansen received a 56% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Personal

Hansen and his wife Tamara have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 34
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 100
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jon Bumstead