Updated: January 27, 2014
Senator Hansen was first elected to the Senate in 2000.
Senator Hansen was one of nine senators facing recall elections in 2011 spurred by the passage of Governor Scott Walker's plan to curtail public employee collective bargaining rights. He had no primary opposition and faced Republican opposition in the July recall election.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin Inc. ($7,881), DLCC Wisconsin PAC ($145,596), Greater Wisconsin Committee PAC ($7,139), Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($23,141), PCCC Recall Committee ($678), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund ($333), We Are Wisconsin PAC ($188,467) and WEAC PAC ($74,715) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Hansen.
2011 Recall Election Finance Summary
Raised: $405,951 - Spent: $381,956
Vote: 65.9% - Cost/Vote: $17.32
Disclosed Independent Spending: $447,950
Raised: $7,385 - Spent: $7,132
Vote: 33.1% - Cost/Vote: $0.65
Disclosed Independent Spending: $0
Hansen’s Committee Assignments
2011-2012: Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education; Energy, Biotechnology and Consumer Protection; State and Federal Relations and Information Technology; Senate Organization; Joint Legislative Organization; Special Committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51; Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.
2009-2010: Education; Transportation, Tourism, Forestry and Natural Resources; Finance; Senate Organization; Joint Finance; Joint Legislative Organization; Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
|$27,075 (28.2%)||$69,107 (71.8%)|
*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
Individuals and Committees*
|Civil servant/public employee||$4,401.80|
|Manufacturing & Distributing||$4,170.55|
|Telecommunications & Computers||$2,635.00|
|Banking & Finance||$2,411.11|
*Individual contributions includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Committee contributions of any amount are included. Any returned and self contributions are excluded.
|Watson, Jerry & Diane||De Pere, WI||Stadium View Sports Bar & Grill||$4,061|
|Brogan, John||Green Bay, WI||Bank of Kaukauna||$4,000|
|Kagen, Steve & Gayle||Appleton, WI||Kagen Allergy Clinic||$2,950|
|Dean, James & Bob||Green Bay, WI||Dean Distributing Inc||$2,925|
|Cuene Family||Green Bay, WI||Broadway Automotive||$2,800|
|Smits, Clayton & Rose||De Pere, WI||Retired||$2,565|
|Kohl, Herbert||Milwaukee, WI||US Senator||$2,500|
|Riordan Family||Monona, WI||
Northeast Telephone Co/
Wisconsin State Telecommunications Assn
|Clifford, Keith & Linda||Madison, WI||Clifford & Raihala/LaFollette & Sinykin||$2,425|
|Weix, Larry & Lou Ann||Green Bay, WI||St Vincent Hospital||$2,395|