Chris Hagenow

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Chris Hagenow

Chris Hagenow - Official Portrait - 84th GA

Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
59th (2009 – 2013)
In office
2009-Present
Personal details
Born (1972-01-19) January 19, 1972 (age 42)
St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Windsor Heights, Iowa
Occupation Attorney, politician
Website www.chrishagenow.com

Chris Hagenow (born 19 January 1972) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives.

Hagenow is the Majority Whip for the Republican caucus and also serves on the Administration and Rules, Judiciary, Legislative Council, State Government, and Ways and Means committees.

Hagenow holds a bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a law degree from the University of Iowa. He was first elected to the state house in 2008.

Biography[edit]

Chris Hagenow grew up in Cedar Falls, graduating from Northern University High School and the University of Northern Iowa Magna Cum Laude in 1994. Chris earned his JD from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1997 and is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. Chris is a founding partner of the Des Moines law firm Whitaker, Hagenow & Gustoff, LLP.

Chris sits on the steering committee for the Iowa Federalist Society. Chris serves on Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee and is a member of the Windsor Heights Lions Club.

Hagenow was first elected to the Iowa House in 2008 and is currently serving his third term, representing House District 43. Following the 2012 election, Chris was elected House Majority Whip for the 85th General Assembly. Chris previously served as the Chairman as the House Government Oversight Committee. Chris’ committee assignments include Ways and Means, Judiciary, State Government and Administration and Rules.

Chris and his wife, Amanda, were married in 2005 and have two sons, Owen and Noah. The family resides in Windsor Heights. Amanda is a native of Searsboro, IA and is a graduate of Iowa State University. She works part-time with Hy-Vee Food Stores at their corporate offices in West Des Moines.

Elections[edit]

Chris Hagenow first ran for state representative in 2008, defeating Jerry Sulivan. He then ran for re-election in the 2010 election and the 2012 election. Hagenow was elected as House Majority Whip of the Iowa General Assembly.[1]

2008[edit]

Chris Hagenow ran for Iowa House of Representatives in the 2008 elections for District 59.

In the Republican primary election, he defeated Susan Murphy.[2]

District 59 Republican Primary Election Percentage
Votes
  Chris Hagenow 57.75% 734
  Susan Murphy 42.17% 536
 Total
100% 1,271

In the general election he defeated Democratic candidate, and Mayor of Windsor Heights, Iowa, Jerry Sullivan.

District 59 Election Percentage
Votes
  Chris Hagenow (R) 50.22% 8,240
  Jerry Sulivan (D) 49.65% 8,147
  Write-ins 0.13% 21
 Total
100% 16,408

2010[edit]

Chris Hagenow ran for Iowa House of Representatives in the 2010 elections representing District 59. He defeated Democratic candidate Andrew McDowell.

District 59 Election Percentage
Votes
  Chris Hagenow (R) 58.06% 7,650
  Andrew McDowell (D) 41.82% 5,510
  Write-ins 0.11% 15
 Total
99.99% 13,175

2012[edit]

Chris Hagenow ran in the 2012 elections for Iowa House of Representatives representing District 43, due to redistricting. He defeated Democratic candidate Susan Judkins.

District 43 Election Percentage
Votes
  Chris Hagenow (R) 50.1% 8,741
  Susan Judkins (D) 49.89% 8,719
  Write-ins 0.1% 17
 Total
100% 17,477

Initial reports on November 6, 2012 showed Representative Hagenow ahead by 22 votes. On November 15, Judkins formally requested a recount, but she later halted the recount saying "Questions about whether all absentee ballots were counted have been satisfactorily answered and I believe my narrow loss would likely stand even if all ballots were considered." [3]

2014[edit]

Chris Hagenow will run in the 2014 elections for Iowa House of Representatives representing District 43. Challenging Hagenow is Democratic candidate Kim Robinson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chrishagenow.com
  2. ^ http://www.gis.co.polk.ia.us/election/Election_summary.asp?Contest_Type=0&Report_Type=all&Election_Date=20080603
  3. ^ http://www.bleedingheartland.com/tag/HD-43