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Hansen and his wife, Linda, have two children. Hansen has been involved with the Lincoln County Cattlemen, Lincoln County Feeders and Ranchers, 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 has served on the Twin Platte Natural Resource District Board.  Hansen's grandfather was also a member of the Nebraska State Legislature.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/57700/thomas-hansen ''Project Vote Smart'', "Senator Thomas F. Hansen's Biography," accessed September 3, 2013]</ref>
 
Hansen and his wife, Linda, have two children. Hansen has been involved with the Lincoln County Cattlemen, Lincoln County Feeders and Ranchers, 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 has served on the Twin Platte Natural Resource District Board.  Hansen's grandfather was also a member of the Nebraska State Legislature.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/57700/thomas-hansen ''Project Vote Smart'', "Senator Thomas F. Hansen's Biography," accessed September 3, 2013]</ref>

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Thomas Hansen
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Nebraska State Senate, District 42
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska, 1970
Personal
BirthdayNovember 8, 1946
Place of birthNorth Platte, Nebraska
ProfessionRancher
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Hansen (b. November 8, 1946) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Hansen earned his bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska in 1970. His professional experience includes working as a cattleman.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hansen served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Business and Labor
Revenue

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

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.

On November 2, 2010, Hansen was re-elected to the 42nd District Seat in the Nebraska Senate. Hansen ran unopposed in the general election.[2]

2006

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Hansen won election to the 42nd District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Marc Kaschke.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 42 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Hansen 7,139
Marc Kaschke 5,378

Issues

Endorsement

On September 21, 2011, Senator Deb Fischer announced that Hansen was one of thirteen members of the Nebraska Unicameral to endorse her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hansen is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hansen raised a total of $114,927 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[5]

Thomas Hansen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 42 Not up for election $2,456
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 42 Won $16,300
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 42 Not up for election $14,920
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 42 Won $81,251
Grand Total Raised $114,927

2012

Hansen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hansen raised a total of $2,456.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Hansen's campaign in 2012
Reynolds American, Inc.$500
Monsanto$500
AFLAC$300
Nebraska Dental Association$250
Great Plains Communications$156
Total Raised in 2012$2,456
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hansen won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hansen raised a total of $16,300.

2008

Hansen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hansen raised a total of $14,920.

2006

Hansen won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Hansen raised a total of $81,251.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nebraska

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 1st Session from January 9 to June 5. In 2014, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 8 to April 17.[6]

  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 102nd Legislature, 1st Session from January 5 to June 8. In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was its 102nd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 4 to April 18.

  • Senators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

Personal

Hansen and his wife, Linda, have two children. Hansen has been involved with the Lincoln County Cattlemen, Lincoln County Feeders and Ranchers, 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 has served on the Twin Platte Natural Resource District Board. Hansen's grandfather was also a member of the Nebraska State Legislature.[1]

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