Michael L. Hansen was re-elected to serve as Mayor for the City of Newton in November 2017. He was first elected in November 2013 - he was previously serving his third term as council member for the second Ward when he was appointed Mayor in November 2012. Mike served the youth of Newton on the Babe Ruth and Little League baseball boards, and has been an advisor for aviation and aquatic Explorer Scout posts. He is a licensed sports official with the IHSAA and IGHSAU and a member of the National Federation Officials Association (NFOA).
A veteran, Mike served with the US Army Special Forces at Fort Bragg, NC. He is married to Brenda (Deaton) Hansen. They have three daughters and five grandchildren.