Congressman Jim Hagedorn has died
Southern Minnesota’s U.S. House of Representatives member Jim Hagedorn has died, according to his family.
He was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in 2019.
Hagedorn’s wife Jennifer Carnahan reported via social media Friday that the Congressman passed away peacefully on Thursday night.
“Jim loved our country and loved representing the people of southern Minnesota,” Carnahan said in her post. “Every moment of every day he lived his dream by serving others. There was no stronger conservative in our state than my husband; and it showed in how he voted, led and fought for our country.”
MN GOP CHair Hann on the passing of Rep Jim Hagedorn: “Our hearts go out to his wife Jennifer and all his loved ones in this difficult time. Jim lived a legacy of service to our state and our country. Please join us in praying for Jim and his loved ones in this time of sorrow.”
— MNN Newsroom (@StateWideNewsMN) February 18, 2022
Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota, in 1962.
In 2018, Hagedorn defeated Dan Feehan in a very close race. Hagedorn was reelected in 2020, defeating Feehan in a rematch.
Hagedorn was 59.