|Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 29th district
|Preceded by||David Nelson|
|Alma mater||University of Oregon|
|Profession||Farmer, Umatilla County commissioner|
Bill Hansell, is a Republican member of the Oregon Senate, representing the 29th District. When Oregon State Senator David Nelson, Senator Hansell's predecessor retired, he invited Hansell to run for his senate seat. Hansell went on to win both primary and general elections in 2012. He currently serves on the Ways and Means Committee, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, and the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development. 
Bill Hansell is married to Margaret Hansell, and the couple has raised a family.