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Tom M. Hansen
Married, Wife: Marge; 2 Children: Seth, Heidi
MS, Animal Science, South Dakota State University, 1963, Grade Point Average of 3.5
BS, South Dakota State University, 1961
Senator, South Dakota State Senate, 2004-2012
Candidate, South Dakota State House of Representatives District 22, District 22, 2002
Candidate, South Dakota State House of Representatives District 21, District 21, 2000
Vice Chairman, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2005-2008
Chairman, Senate Health and Human Services, 2005, 2008
Chairman, Telecommunications Taxation Summer Study, 2006
Member, Health Insurance Summer Study Committee, 2005
Consultant, Agricultural Cooperation Development International, Russia and Bulgaria, 2000-2003
Member, Governor's Task Force Review of Health Insurance, 2002
Member, Legislative Oversight Committee on Water, 2001-2002
Member, Summer Study of Prescription Drug Court, 2001
Nutritionist, TriTech, 1999-2006
Nutritionist, Zip Feed Mills, 1984-1999
Vice President/Manager, First National Bank of Aberdeen, 1977-1984
Agricultural Loan Officer, First National Bank of Aberdeen, 1963-1977
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Mission Board, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Dakota Montana District, 2006-present
Member, Board of Directors, Huron Symphony, 2005-present
Member, Telecommunications Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), 2005-present
Member, Agriculture Committee/Government Affairs Committee, Huron Chamber of Commerce, 2003-present
Member, Governing Board, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, 2000-present
Treasurer, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1998-present
Member, American Society of Animal Science, 1963-present
Former Chair, Agriculture Committee, South Dakota Bankers Association
Member, International Task Force, Council of State Governments (CSG), 2005-present
Former Chair, Marshall County Conservation District
Former Chair, South Dakota Water Development Association
Chair, South Dakota State University Alumni Association, 1979-1996
President/Chair, Britton Chamber of Commerce, 1979, 1983-1984
Chair, Britton Development Company, 1980-1983
Secretary, Mobridge Rodeo Association, 1965-1977
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