Chris Hagenow

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Chris Hagenow
Chris Hagenow - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Majority Leader of the Iowa House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 14, 2016
Preceded byLinda Upmeyer
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
59th (2009–2013)
Assumed office
January 2009
Preceded byDan Clute
Personal details
Born (1972-01-19) January 19, 1972 (age 47)
St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Amanda
Children3
EducationUniversity of Northern Iowa (BA)
University of Iowa (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Chris Hagenow (born January 19, 1972) is an American lawyer and Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives.

Hagenow is the Majority Leader for the Republican caucus and also serves on the Administration and Rules, Judiciary, Legislative Council, State Government, and Ways and Means committees.[1]

Biography[edit]

Hagenow grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He graduated from Price Laboratory School and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor's degree in 1994. Hagenow earned a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1997 and became a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. He is a founding partner of the Des Moines law firm Whitaker, Hagenow & Gustoff, LLP.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Hagenow was first elected to the Iowa House in 2008 and as of 2017 has been serving his fourth term, representing House District 43.[3] Following the 2012 election, Hagenow was elected House Majority Whip for the 85th General Assembly.[4] He previously served as the Chairman as the House Government Oversight Committee. Hagenow is a member of the Ways and Means, Judiciary, State Government and Administration and Rules committees. Following the 2015 legislative session and Speaker Kraig Paulsen's resignation as Speaker of the House, Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer was elected to replace Paulsen with Hagenow being elected as Majority Leader starting in the 2016 legislative session.[citation needed] It is estimated that Mr. Hagenow spent over $420,000 to hold his seat during the 2016 election.[5][6] In 2018, following incumbent Representative Ralph Watts' retirement, Hagenow moved and was elected to represent House District 19 located in Dallas and Polk counties.

2008[edit]

Hagenow ran for Iowa House of Representatives in the 2008 elections for District 59.[7] In the Republican primary election, he defeated Susan Murphy.[8]

District 59 Republican Primary Election Percentage Votes
  Chris Hagenow 58% 734
  Susan Murphy 42% 536
 Total 100% 1,271

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

District 59 Election Percentage Votes
  Chris Hagenow (R) 50% 8,240
  Jerry Sulivan (D) 50% 8,147
  Write-ins 0% 21
 Total 100% 16,408

2010[edit]

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% 7,650
  Andrew McDowell (D) 42% 5,510
  Write-ins 0% 15
 Total 100% 13,175

2012[edit]

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% 8,741
  Susan Judkins (D) 50% 8,719
  Write-ins 0% 17
 Total 100% 17,477

Initial reports on November 6, 2012 showed 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." [9]

2014[edit]

Hagenow ran for re-election in the 2014 elections for Iowa House of Representatives representing District 43. Hagenow defeated Democratic challenger Kim Robinson.[10]

District 43 Election Percentage Votes
  Chris Hagenow (R) 56% 7,589
  Kim Robinson (D) 44% 5,911
  Write-ins 0% 12
 Total 100% 13,512

2016[edit]

Hagenow ran for re-election in the 2016 elections for Iowa House of Representatives representing District 43. Hagenow defeated Democratic challenger Jennifer Konfrst.[citation needed]

District 43 Election Percentage Votes
  Chris Hagenow (R) 51.6% 8,798
  Jennifer Konfrst (D) 48.4% 8,259
 Total 100% 17,057

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iowahouserepublicans.com/members/chris-hagenow/committees
  2. ^ http://www.iowahouserepublicans.com/members/chris-hagenow/biography
  3. ^ "Historical Information: House District 43". Iowa Legislature. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.chrishagenow.com
  5. ^ (PDF) https://webapp.iecdb.iowa.gov/PublicView/statewide/2016/Period_Due_Date_19-Oct/Candidates/Hagenow%2C%20Christopher_Hagenow%20for%20Iowa%20House_1737/Hagenow%2C%20Christopher_Hagenow%20for%20Iowa%20House_1737_E_In_Kind.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://webapp.iecdb.iowa.gov/PublicView/statewide/2016/Period_Due_Date_Fri.%20preceding%20general/Candidates/Hagenow%2C%20Christopher_Hagenow%20for%20Iowa%20House_1737/Hagenow%2C%20Christopher_Hagenow%20for%20Iowa%20House_1737_E_In_Kind.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Historical Information: House District 59". Iowa Legislature. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "JAMIE FITZGERALD Polk County Auditor, Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 18, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
  9. ^ http://www.bleedingheartland.com/tag/HD-43 Bleeding Heartland, November 2012
  10. ^ House District 43: Incumbent Hagenow wins ELECTION 2014, Des Moines Register, 11/5/2014

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Linda Upmeyer
Majority Leader of the Iowa House of Representatives
2016–present
Incumbent