MN-01: Jim Hagedorn (R)
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November 3, 2020 by TWN Staff

About Hagedon: 

Rep. Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minn., in 1962, to Tom and Kathleen. He grew up on a 160-acre grain and livestock farm outside of Truman.

Beginning at age 18, Hagedorn worked full-time jobs as a busboy and salesman to self-finance his college education. He attended George Mason University and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Government and Politics. 

In 1984, Hagedorn began serving Minnesota’s Seventh District as Republican Rep. Arlan Stangeland’s legislative assistant.

Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional affairs officer for two U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies as a civil servant. 

On January 3, 2019, Hagedorn was sworn in to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hagedorn married Jennifer Carnahan in 2018. He resides in his hometown of Blue Earth.

Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business.

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