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Rep. Jim Hagedorn

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 1st District

pronounced jim // HA-guh-dawrn


Hagedorn was the representative for Minnesota’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2019 to 2022.

Hagedorn was among the Republican legislators who participated in President Trump’s months-long, multifarious attempted coup during the 2020 presidential election and culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. Shortly after the election, Hagedorn joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Hagedorn voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Rep. Hagerdon "allowed nearly half a million dollars of official funds to be directed to companies owned by his employees" in 2019-2020 and "received rent-free or below-market-value use of campaign office space from a political donor" in 2018. Hagedorn died in February 2022.

Jul. 23, 2021 Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics
Sep. 7, 2021 House Committee on Ethics extended its investigation
Oct. 21, 2021 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response
Feb. 17, 2022 Hagedorn died.
Photo of Rep. Jim Hagedorn [R-MN1, 2019-2022]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hagedorn is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hagedorn has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 6, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hagedorn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (44%) Taxation (33%) Commerce (22%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hagedorn recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Hagedorn voted Nay

Hagedorn voted Yea

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Hagedorn voted Nay

Passed 361/66 on Sep 28, 2021.

The ratio was 100:1 starting in 1986, then 18:1 starting in 2010. Should it be 1:1 now? # Context Cocaine is federally classified as a …

Hagedorn voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Hagedorn voted Yea

Hagedorn voted Nay

Passed 278/136 on Mar 11, 2020.

Hagedorn voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Feb 2022, Hagedorn missed 35 of 1,448 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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