"I rolled in (to his Clearfield home) about 1 a.m. from GOP Headquarters (in Salt Lake City). It was kind've fun, kind've exciting."
He won just over 75 percent of the vote Tuesday night and will replace Michael Cragun, also a Clearfield resident.
Hansen, whose only previous government-related experience has been as a planning commission member and council member for Clearfield, plans to get down to business.
"First things first. I've got to get all the signs taken down, put away," he said. "I can't thank the grassroots effort enough from people across the county, who took signs and literature out."
As far as preparing himself further for the job of county commissioner, which he will assume early in January, Hansen said he wants to visit with as many county employees and department heads as possible.
"I have done some of that already, but I want to get to know them better, get ideas from them on what they'd like to see happen," he said. That will include seeking input in preparation of the five-year master plan he wants to propose.
"I want to get ready for the first part of January, to hit the street with my feet going 900 miles per hour, " Hansen said.
"In talking with (commissioners) Carol (Page) and Dannie (McConkie), both say there are some very long hours, but it's not like I'm going to be changing and working any less" than in the private sector, he emphasized.
"I'm looking forward to working with them and the other elected officials, everybody in the county. I want to reach out to the citizens. I think Chris (Martinez) is a fine gentleman, was very glad we had a good, clean campaign," he said of his opponent.
"My door is open, my phone is always on, we're all in this together. We may not all agree all the time, but I think we can keep that dialog open. I'm never afraid to listen to anybody," Hansen said.
Martinez was upbeat about the results. "I did better than I expected I'd do," he said. "I figure I couldn't beat the straight party (Repub-lican) voters. There were quite a few, 28,276 straight party voters."
Noting he received 24 percent of the vote, the Clinton resident said he's thinking about running again, "maybe in the next two years. It depends on how things go. I've got more experience now in what to expect," he said, thanking volunteers and voters for their support.