Representative-elect Jon Hansen Chosen for House Leadership Position

Jon Hansen HeadshotPIERRE, SD–Jon Hansen (R-Dell Rapids) has been elected to a legislative leadership position as a House Majority Whip. Legislators gathered in Pierre over the weekend and elected Hansen to the leadership post.

“It’s an honor to be elected by my fellow legislators to serve in house leadership,” Hansen said. “Being a whip allows me to build stronger collaborative relationships with policy makers in both the legislature and the administration and gives our district a stronger voice in Pierre.”

Hansen previously served as a House Majority Whip in 2013. Hansen was recently re-elected to serve in the State House and will begin a two year term in January. Hansen represents District 25, which includes Dell Rapids.

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Dell Rapids Native Jon Hansen to Run for State House

JonHansenCampaignDell Rapids, SD – Former State Representative Jon Hansen announced that he will run for a seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives for District 25.  District 25 includes the towns and rural areas surrounding Baltic, Colton, Dell Rapids, Garretson, Rowena, Sherman, Valley Springs, and eastern Sioux Falls.

Hansen lives in Dell Rapids with his wife Sheila and their three children.  “We’re so blessed to call this community our home, and if elected, I look forward to once again standing up for the people of our district so they know that someone out in Pierre has their back,” Hansen said.

Hansen previously served in the State House from 2010 to 2013.  During that time Hansen served in leadership as a majority whip and as vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  Hansen holds a law degree from USD.

While in Pierre Hansen, a fiscal conservative, advocated for low taxes and fees, open and efficient government, protection of life, preservation of family farms, and quality education for South Dakota children.

Hansen will face a primary election on June 5th, 2018.

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District 25 Candidate Profile: Jon Hansen

Political candidates have to complete many tasks when campaigning, including yard signs, door-to-door knocking, and forums.  It’s no different for Jon Hansen, State House candidate for District 25.  Hansen, a GOP candidate seeking re-election, has been campaigning and continues to do so up until Tuesday, November 6th.  He says he is guided by his principles, is accessible, and has demonstrated effectiveness.  Those are just a few of the reasons why voters should send him back to Pierre.  Big Sioux Media spoke with Hansen who says education, economic development, and openness in government are three big issues he feels the legislature will address.   Regarding economic development Hansen says recruitment of new business is a must, therefore generating new tax dollars, though he says the excise tax could be a problem but feels the tax plan is best for businesses.  Hansen also says he likes the “merit pay” system based on teacher performance, but does not believe “one size fits all” is a good idea.  Districts need to live within their own means.

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