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Hansen to seek second term in state Assembly
by Tribune Staff
Feb 21, 2012 | 786 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — Assemblyman Ira Hansen, a Republican who represents areas of Sparks and Spanish Springs, announced Tuesday he would seek re-election to District 32.

With the current redistricting, this is the largest geographical Assembly district in the state, covering Lander, Humboldt, Pershing, Mineral and Esmeralda counties, as well as a large portion of Washoe and Nye counties.

“My goal is to bring common sense solutions and real-life experience to issues that affect ordinary workers and small business entrepreneurs,” Hansen said.

Hansen has served as a member of the Judiciary, Education, Natural Resources, Mining and Agriculture committees since his election in 2010. He successfully introduced several bills and implemented SAGE (Spending and Government Efficiency) Commission recommendations, tort reform in construction defect law, expansion of Second Amendment protection bills and illegal immigration reforms.

Hansen is the owner of Hansen & Sons Plumbing & Heating.

“I know what it is like to work long hours and to meet a payroll,” Hansen said in his announcement to seek re-election.

Hansen, currently serving as a member of the Public Lands Committee, is working to prevent the “endangered” listing of the sage grouse, which he says would be an economic disaster for rural Nevada. He is also fighting for an expansion of livestock grazing to reduce the buildup of cheatgrass – the cause of catastrophic wildfires in recent decades.

“It is wrong to waste tens of millions of taxpayers’ dollars fighting avoidable wildfires,” Hansen said. 

A third generation native Nevadan, Hansen and his wife, Alexis, have been married for 32 years and have eight children and five grandchildren.
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