Jim Hagedorn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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
Born
James Lee Hagedorn

(1962-08-04) August 4, 1962 (age 57)
Blue Earth, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
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] The district covers much of the southern third of the state and includes Rochester, Austin and Mankato.

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 Hagedorn (née Mittlestadt).[3] 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.[4][5] Hagedorn graduated from Langley High School.[6] He graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Political Science in 1993.[6][7]

Government career[edit]

Hagedorn greeting President Ronald Reagan in 1982

Hagedorn served as a legislative aide to Minnesota Congressman Arlan Stangeland.[6]

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.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

2014 and 2016 general elections[edit]

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.[6] Hagedorn lost the Republican nomination for Minnesota's 1st congressional district in the 2010 election.[6]

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.[9] Republican campaign officials were reportedly "shocked" by Hagedorn's "crazy-remarks."[10]

2018 general election[edit]

In the 2018 elections, with Walz giving up the seat to make a successful run for Governor of Minnesota, Hagedorn bested Democratic nominee Daniel Feehan.[1]

Tenure[edit]

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.[11] 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,[12] which ranked him average in the 116th United States Congress when predictive scoring (district partisanship and voting record) is used.[13]

Committee assignments[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Hagedorn 12,748 54.0
Republican Aaron Miller 10,870 46.0
Total votes 23,618 100.0
Minnesota's 1st congressional district, 2014[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Tim Walz (incumbent) 122,851 54.2
Republican Jim Hagedorn 103,536 45.7
n/a Write-ins 308 0.1
Total votes 226,695 100.0
Democratic–Farmer–Labor hold
Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Hagedorn 10,851 76.5
Republican Steve Williams 3,330 23.5
Total votes 14,181 100.0
Minnesota's 1st congressional district, 2016 [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Tim Walz (incumbent) 169,074 50.3
Republican Jim Hagedorn 166,526 49.6
n/a Write-ins 277 01
Total votes 335,877 100.0
Democratic–Farmer–Labor hold
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Hagedorn 25,418 60.1
Republican Carla Nelson 13,589 32.2
Republican Steve Williams 2,145 5.1
Republican Andrew Candler 1,106 2.6
Total votes 42,258 100.0
Minnesota's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Hagedorn 146,199 50.1
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Dan Feehan 144,884 49.7
n/a Write-ins 575 0.2
Total votes 291,658 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic–Farmer–Labor

Personal life[edit]

Hagedorn is married to Jennifer Carnahan, and they reside in Blue Earth, Minnesota.[7] He was diagnosed with stage-4 kidney cancer in 2019.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rao, Maya (November 7, 2018). "GOP's Jim Hagedorn wins Minnesota's First District seat on fourth try". StarTribune.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Candidate Conversation - Jim Hagedorn (R) | News & Analysis". Inside Elections. June 2, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  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. ^ a b c d e "Biography - Jim Hagedorn (1962)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Jim Hagedorn's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Karnowski, Steve (October 12, 2018). "MN 1st District candidates Jim Hagedorn, Dan Feehan debate". Twincities.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Pathé, Simone (August 14, 2018). "Hagedorn Wins GOP Nomination for Toss-Up Minnesota Race". Roll Call. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "The Lugar Center - McCourt School Bipartisan Index House Scores 116th Congress First Session (2019)" (PDF). Georgetown University. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump - Jim Hagedorn". ABC News. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  13. ^ "Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump". ABC News. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  14. ^ "Results for U.S. Representative District 1, 2014". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "Results for All Congressional Districts, 2014". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  16. ^ "August 9, 2016 Primary Election Unofficial Results". Minnesota Secretary of State. August 9, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  17. ^ "November 8, 2016 General Election Unofficial Results". Minnesota Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  18. ^ Marquette, Chris (February 20, 2019). "Rep. Jim Hagedorn announces he has kidney cancer". Roll Call. Retrieved April 21, 2020.

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

2019–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Deb Haaland
United States Representatives by seniority
371st
Succeeded by
Josh Harder