Ben Hansen is a conservative Republican and champion of individual liberty. Ben is a chiropractic physician and small businessowner who owns and operates Hansen Chiropractic Wellness Center, Heritage Barnwood Company, and Blair Rent-It Center.
Ben was first elected to serve District 16 in the Nebraska Unicameral in 2018, and previously served on the Blair City Council from 2015-2018. In 2021, he was elected by his colleagues in the Legislature to serve as the chair of the Business and Labor Committee. He also serves as a member of the Agriculture and Health and Human Services Committees.
During his tenure, Ben has focused on reducing overbearing regulations on entrepreneurs, finding efficiencies in state government, and working to find a long-term solution to the growing property tax burden.
Ben is the Past-President of the Blair Lions Club and previously served as board member of the Blair Chamber of Commerce (2012-2018), board member of the Blair Community School Foundation (2014-2018), and member of the Blair LB840 Committee (2012-2015). He and his wife, Jill Christine Groene, live in Blair, Nebraska and have been married for 19 years. They have one daughter, Olivia.