Jonathon Hansen

Jonathon Hansen

Candidate for State Senate 30

Candidate Information

Candidate Biography

Jonathon was born and raised in NE Wisconsin, and graduated from Green Bay West High School in 2007. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Marquette University in 2016, and also served as an instructor on campus during his time in graduate school.

Jonathon has served on the De Pere City Council representing southeast De Pere since April 2017, and was re-elected to a second term in April 2019. Over the past three years, he has worked as a mortgage lender/processor for a community bank, specializing in loan programs for low/moderate income and first-time homebuyers. His prior political experience also includes serving as the campaign manager for Sen. Dave Hansen’s reelection campaign in 2016, and working as a legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Jonathon comes from a working class family, with a father who worked at a meat processing plant in Green Bay. He helped his father deliver newspapers on weekends as a kid, and began working at a grocery store in high school. He worked in the retail industry to help pay his way through college.

His mother’s side of the family is from Oconto. His late grandma lived in Oconto her entire life, and his grandfather still lives in Oconto, where he used to own a farm and worked for many years in a lumber yard.

Jonathon’s accomplishments as an alderman include working closely with a grassroots citizens group to save a cherished pool (Legion Pool) in his district that was originally supposed to be permanently closed; introducing reforms to De Pere’s façade improvement grant program to make it significantly more beneficial to local businesses, which has led to an infusion of investment in downtown De Pere; and partnering with county and state officials to generate momentum for the Brown County Southern Bridge project.