Ensuring Open Government.
“I believe that good government is open government. It is the people’s government and they have the right to know what their government is doing.”
-Jon Hansen, Argus Leader Candidate Forum, 2010
Jon believes that all government should be open and transparent. South Dakotans deserve to know how and where their tax dollars are spent. The public also has a right to know who funds politicians’ campaigns, and while in office, Jon sponsored legislation that would prohibit politicians who refuse to disclose their donors from running for office.
If elected, Jon will continue the fight to ensure openness in state and local government.