ABOUT IRA HANSEN
In addition to being a press watch dog, Ira has been heavily involved in civic, religious, and business affairs within our community. Ira has served the youth of our community as a Sparks Little League coach, a Sparks Pop Warner coach, and as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. Ira is a third generation Eagle Scout and all of his four sons are Eagle Scouts.
As a member of the press and as a non-paid public advocate, Ira has attended and testified at the Nevada legislature since 1987. He has not missed a session in 31 years.
As a native son of Nevada, Ira loves the outdoors and has spent countless hours as a sportsman exploring its immense deserts and mountains. Ira is a lifetime member of Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, the NRA, and other sportsmen and 2nd Amendment defense groups. Ira is lifetime member of the Northeast Nevada Historical Society and the Central Nevada Historical Society.
Ira has served four terms as the Assemblyman for District 32. He is now seeking his 1st term for State Senate District 14. Ira's integrity and public record ensures he will remain a powerful advocate for constitutionally limited government, lower taxes, and for individual responsibility.
Few individuals' political opinions are better known than Ira Hansen's. Ira has been a talk show host for 780 AM KOH and for 99.1 FM KKFT radio stations and a newspaper columnist for seventeen years for the Sparks Tribune and Elko Daily Free Press.
Born in Reno in 1960, Ira has grown up here and attended local Washoe County schools. He met his wife, Alexis (Lloyd), at Sparks High School. Ira and Alexis have now been married for 38 years and currently have eight children and 17 grandchildren with one more on the way.
Ira is a licensed master plumber and has been a Nevada State Contractor for over 33 years. Starting their business from scratch, Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing and Heating Inc. (lic. # 23569A), is now one of Northern Nevada's premier plumbing companies.