Harold Hansen died June 12th at Mercy Southwest Hospital.
Hansen was elected to the Bakersfield city council in 2000 and served the constituents of southwest Bakersfield until he lost the seat in 2016. Hansen was the second-longest serving councilmember after Jacquie Sullivan.
He was a banker, a Rotarian, a longtime blood donor, and over the years he earned the respect and admiration of his fellow council members.
A memorial service will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 at St. Phillip The Apostle Church on Stockdale Highway.
Harold Hansen was 85.