Hann in 2013
|Minnesota Senate Minority Leader|
January 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Tom Bakk|
|Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 48th district
January 7, 2003
|Preceded by||redrawn district|
April 16, 1952 |
|Political party||Republican Party of Minnesota|
|Residence||Eden Prairie, Minnesota|
|Alma mater||Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A.)
University of Chicago
|Occupation||business consultant, legislator, veteran|
David W. Hann (born April 16, 1952) is a Minnesota politician and the Minority Leader of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 48, which includes portions of Hennepin County in the southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006, 2010, and 2012.
Early life, education, and career
Hann was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended Lincoln High School in Bloomington, Minnesota, then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, earning a B.A. in Religion, and took graduate studies in Theology at the University of Chicago.
Hann is a former member of the Eden Prairie School Board, where he also served as clerk and treasurer. He is a member of the board of directors of the Hiawatha Leadership Academy, and is president of Parents for Accountable Schools.
Hann served as an assistant majority leader from January through December 2011. He currently serves on the Rules and Administration Committee. He previously was chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and also served on the Education and Finance committees. He was an assistant minority leader from 2007 to 2009. His special legislative concerns include education, education reform, taxes, tax relief, business, improved business climate, family law, and agriculture.
2010 Minnesota gubernatorial campaign
On July 16, 2009, Hann officially announced his candidacy for governor of Minnesota. After statewide polling during and after the 2010 caucuses showed him trailing other contenders, he withdrew from the race on February 16, 2010, opting to focus on re-election to the Minnesota Senate.
- "Hann, David W". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- "In Touch With Senator Hann". Minnesota Senate. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
- "Senator David Hann Biography - Project Vote Smart". Votesmart.org. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- Bierschbach, Briana (December 28, 2011). "New Senate majority leader? In crisis, Republicans turn to Senjem again". Politics in Minnesota. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- Davis, Don (December 28, 2011). "Senjem, Republicans focus on future, ‘new day’". Forum Communications. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
- Kaszuba, Mike (July 16, 2009). "Hann enters GOP contest for governor". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- "Hann drops out of Minn. governor's race". Associated Press. February 16, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- David Hann at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Senator Hann Web Page
- Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker: Senator David Hann
- Project Vote Smart - Senator David Hann Profile
- David Hann for Governor Web Site
||Senator from the 48th district
|Party political offices|
|Minority Leader of the Minnesota Senate