|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Minnesota's 1st district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Tim Walz|
James Lee Hagedorn
August 4, 1962
Blue Earth, Minnesota, U.S.
Jennifer Carnahan (m. 2018)
|Relatives||Tom Hagedorn (father)|
|Education||George Mason University (BA)|
James Lee Hagedorn (born August 4, 1962) is an American politician from the state of Minnesota. A Republican, he is a member of the United States House of Representatives from Minnesota's 1st congressional district. The district covers much of the southern third of the state and includes Rochester, Austin and Mankato.
Early life and education
Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1962, the son of former United States Representative Tom Hagedorn and Kathleen Hagedorn (née Mittlestadt). He was raised on his family's farm near Truman, Minnesota and in McLean, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., while his father served in Congress from 1975 to 1983. Hagedorn graduated from Langley High School. He graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Political Science in 1993.
Hagedorn worked in the United States Department of the Treasury as Director for Legislative and Public Affairs for the Financial Management Service from 1991 to 1998, and later as Congressional Affairs Officer for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
U.S. House of Representatives
2014 and 2016 general elections
He won the Republican nomination for Minnesota's 1st congressional district in the 2014 and 2016 elections, but lost in the general election to Democratic incumbent Tim Walz on both occasions. Hagedorn lost the Republican nomination for Minnesota's 1st congressional district in the 2010 election.
Hagedorn issued a "sincere and heartfelt apology" during his 2014 congressional campaign for blog posts that he wrote between 2002 and 2012 which contained derogatory jokes and references targeting politicians and disabled people. Republican campaign officials were reportedly "shocked" by Hagedorn's "crazy-remarks."
2018 general election
According to the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, Hagedorn held a Bipartisan Index Score of -0.0 in the 116th United States Congress for 2019, which placed him 190th out of 435 members. Based on FiveThirtyEight's congressional vote tracker at ABC News, Hagedorn voted with Donald Trump's stated public policy positions 94.4% of the time, which ranked him average in the 116th United States Congress when predictive scoring (district partisanship and voting record) is used.
- Committee on Agriculture
- Committee on Small Business
|Democratic–Farmer–Labor||Tim Walz (incumbent)||122,851||54.2|
|Democratic–Farmer–Labor||Tim Walz (incumbent)||169,074||50.3|
|Republican gain from Democratic–Farmer–Labor|
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- "Jim Hagedorn's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
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- Pathé, Simone (August 14, 2018). "Hagedorn Wins GOP Nomination for Toss-Up Minnesota Race". Roll Call. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- Markay, Lachlan; Kucinich, Jackie (September 12, 2018). "GOP Chief Shocked to Discover His Candidate Jim Hagedorn's Crazy Remarks". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- "The Lugar Center - McCourt School Bipartisan Index House Scores 116th Congress First Session (2019)" (PDF). Georgetown University. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
- "Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump - Jim Hagedorn". ABC News. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
- "Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump". ABC News. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
- "Results for U.S. Representative District 1, 2014". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
- "Results for All Congressional Districts, 2014". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- "August 9, 2016 Primary Election Unofficial Results". Minnesota Secretary of State. August 9, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- "November 8, 2016 General Election Unofficial Results". Minnesota Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Marquette, Chris (February 20, 2019). "Rep. Jim Hagedorn announces he has kidney cancer". Roll Call. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority
|116th||Senate: A. Klobuchar • T. Smith||House: C. Peterson • B. McCollum • T. Emmer • A. Craig • J. Hagedorn • I. Omar • D. Phillips • P. Stauber|