Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician)

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Tom Hansen
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South Dakota State Senate District 22
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2013
Years in position 9
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour terms
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 1961
Master'sSouth Dakota State University, 1963
BirthdayAugust 28, 1939
Place of birthMansfield, SD
Office website
Tom Hansen (b. 08/28/1939) has been a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate since 2005, representing District 22.

Previously, Hansen served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2001-2002.

Hansen is currently retired. He previously worked as a nutritionist and a banker.

Hansen earned his BS from the South Dakota State University in 1961. He went on to earn a Master of Science in Animal Science from South Dakota State University in 1963.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hansen has been assigned to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hansen served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Hansen ran for re-election to the 22nd District Seat in 2010. He defeated Perry Danforth (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 22 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Hansen (R) 5,192 57.59%
Perry Danforth (D) 3,823 42.41%


On Nov. 4, 2008, Hansen won re-election to the 22nd District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Hargens (D). [1]

Hansen raised $44,556 for his campaign while Hargens raised $15,265. [2]

South Dakota State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Hansen (R) 5,026 50.94%
Dale Hargens (D) 4,840 49.06%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hansen received $30,740 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician)'s campaign in 2010
South Dakota Senate Republicans Campaign Cmte$2,000
South Dakota Republican Party$1,760
South Dakota Corn Growers Association$1,000
South Dakota Association Of Realtors$750
South Dakota State Medical Association$700
Total Raised in 2010 $30,740


Hansen raised $46,556 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Committee of South Dakota $10,000
South Dakota Republican Party $9,101
Warren Lotsberg for State House 2006 Campaign Committee $1,000
Kevin and Carmen Schieffer $1,000
Daugaard for South Dakota $1,000
David Bockorny $1,000
Jeff and Linda Erickson $1,000


Hansen and his wife Marge have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Volesky
South Dakota House District 21
Succeeded by
Thomas Deadrick
Preceded by
Robert Duxbury
South Dakota Senate District 22
Succeeded by