Bruce Hanna
66th Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2013
Served with Arnie Roblan
Preceded byDave Hunt
Succeeded byTina Kotek
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 7th district
In office
January 2005 – January 2015
Preceded byJeff Kruse
Succeeded byCedric Ross Hayden
Personal details
BornApril 1960 (age 61)
Roseburg, Oregon, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Teresa Hanna
Alma materUmpqua Community College
Northwest Christian University

Bruce Hanna (born April 1960) is a Republican politician from Roseburg in the U.S. state of Oregon. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 7, which spans Lane and Douglas counties.[1] He was the co-speaker of the House for the 2011–2012 session along with Democrat Arnie Roblan.[2]

Political career

Hanna was first appointed to the House in 2004, to fill a seat vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Kruse.[1] In that session, Hanna served on the House Interim Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is the president of the Roseburg Coca-Cola Bottling Plant.[1]

He was chosen as minority leader in August 2007, to serve for the remainder of the 74th Oregon legislature. In that capacity he succeeded Wayne Scott, who resigned the post and did not seek reelection in 2008.

The outcome of the 2010 Oregon House of Representatives elections left the House in a 30–30 tie. Hanna was elected by his colleagues to serve as co-speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives for the 76th Legislative Assembly, along with Democrat Arnie Roblan.[3]

Hanna did not seek reelection in 2014. He was succeeded by Republican Cedric Ross Hayden, a dentist and rancher from Fall Creek.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c "District 7: Hanna". The Register-Guard. October 13, 2004.
  2. ^ Steves, Dave (January 15, 2011). "Political foes to work together in House divided". The Register-Guard. Retrieved January 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Cole, Michelle (December 8, 2010). "Oregon House Republicans choose Bruce Hanna as their Co-Speaker nominee". The Oregonian.
  4. ^ "Cedric Hayden Wins District 7 House Race". KLCC. May 21, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2015.