Jim Hagedorn

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Jim Hagedorn
Jim Hagedorn, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byTim Walz
Personal details
James Lee Hagedorn

(1962-08-04) August 4, 1962 (age 56)
Blue Earth, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jennifer Carnahan
RelativesTom Hagedorn (father)
EducationGeorge Mason University (BA)
WebsiteHouse website

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.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1962,[2] the son of former United States Representative Tom Hagedorn and Kathleen (née Mittlestadt).[3] He was raised between family farm near Truman, Minnesota and Washington D.C., while his father served in Congress from 1975 to 1983.[4][5] Hagedorn attended George Mason University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993.

Government career[edit]

Following college, Hagedorn served as a legislative assistant to Minnesota Congressman Arlan Stangeland.

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.[6][7]

He previously ran for the 1st congressional district seat in the 2014 and 2016 elections, losing to incumbent Tim Walz on both occasions. In the 2018 elections, with Walz running for Governor of Minnesota, Hagedorn defeated Daniel Feehan.[1]


  1. ^ a b "GOP's Jim Hagedorn wins Minnesota's First District seat on fourth try". StarTribune.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.insideelections.com/news/article/candidate-conversation-jim-hagedorn-r
  3. ^ "The Case against the reckless Congress - Marjorie Holt - Google Books". Books.google.ca. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jim Hagedorn | Greater Mankato Growth". Greatermankato.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Mewes, Trey (August 10, 2018). "GOP voters to decide between Hagedorn and Nelson | Elections". mankatofreepress.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.jimhagedorn.org/about
  7. ^ Karnowski, Steve (October 12, 2018). "MN 1st District candidates Jim Hagedorn, Dan Feehan debate". Twincities.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tim Walz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Deb Haaland
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Josh Harder