|Address||4635 N 68th Ave |
Hart, Michigan , United States
|| September 26, 1959
Jun 06, 2016 05:47pm
|Info||Committees: Appropriations |
Subcommittees: Agriculture (Chair), Family Indepedence Agency, General Government
State Representative Goeff Hansen was elected in November 2004 to his first term in the Michigan House to represent residents of Lake, Newaygo and Oceana counties.
Hansen graduated with honors from Hart High School in 1978. He then attended Hope College and West Shore Community College.
Hansen followed his parents’ footsteps into the grocery business, starting when he was in high school at the family’s Hansen Foods in Hart, where he was manager and owner from 1974 to 1988. In 1989, he started Hansen Foods in Bear Lake, which he owned and operated until 1995, when he returned as owner and manager of the Hart store until the present. In 2002, Hansen launched Hansen Distributing.
Hansen has served on the Oceana County Ambulance as an EMT, as well as a firefighter and assistant fire chief in Bear Lake; a firefighter in Hart; a Manistee County EMT and first responder; and a firefighter, first aid, CPR and ice rescue instructor.
PAST POLITICAL AFFILIATION
Hansen served as Hart Township supervisor from 2001 to 2005 and was secretary of the township’s board of review. He has served on the Bear Lake Village Council, Bear Lake School Improvement Board and Hart Schools Facility Study board; the Hart Lake Board; the Hart Area Fire Administrative Board; the Hart/Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce; and he was chair of the Hart 425 Downtown Development Authority. He is a member of the Newaygo Republican Party and Oceana County Republican Party, where he serves on the Oceana County Republican Executive Committee.
Hansen, born Sept. 26, 1959, has been married to Tamara since 1979. They have two grown sons, Collin and Blake. The family attends Hart Congregational Church. He is a past president of the Bear Lake Promoters, is on the 4-H Advisory Board for Oceana and Manistee counties; is a member of the Hart Area Jaycees and Bear Lake Lions. He has coached youth and middle and high school basketball, track, football and soccer teams, and in 1997 went to Mexico City to play on the Team USA basketball team in the Mexican Workers Federation League. During the 2001-2002 school year, the Hansen family hosted an exchange student from Norway as part of the Youth For Understanding Program. Hansen is a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau and National Rifle Association.