VANCOUVER, Wash. – City Council member Bart Hansen announced today that he will run to retain his seat on the Vancouver City Council.
Hansen was appointed to council in January 2010, filling the seat vacated by Tim Leavitt after he was elected Mayor. Last year Hansen’s appointment was confirmed by winning the general election. This year his seat is up for a four-year term. Hansen stated, '"Looking forward to this election, I continue to hear concerns about unemployment and safety. I support those who are struggling to make ends meet and I am a voice for those concerned about the cuts to public safety and services.”
Hansen, a Vancouver resident for most of his life, earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington State. He and his wife Carly have two children. Hansen is the Office Services Manager at Clark Public Utilities and volunteers with youth football, t-ball, and basketball. He serves on the Children’s Justice Board and the Elder Justice Board and is also a member of the Vancouver Rotary and a graduate of Leadership Clark County.
One of his priorities since becoming a city council member has been getting out into the community and visiting individual neighborhoods. “Attending at least 26 neighborhood association meetings over the past year and a half, I have heard the heartfelt concerns of our citizens and I am acutely aware of their wants and needs.” Hansen continues, “It’s important that I represent our community as a whole. I will take the initiative to create an open dialogue with our citizens and I will convey their opinions directly to the Council"
For further information visit Bart Hansen’s website, www.RetainBartHansen.com or call Bart Hansen direct at 360.921.8539.