ICYMI: Fairmont Sentinel: Hagedorn visits for Town Hall
June 3, 2019
By: Brooke Wohlrabe, Staff Writer
TRUMAN — Congressman Jim Hagedorn was at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Truman on Saturday morning for a town hall meeting. This was Hagedorn’s first stop out of 21 on a year-long tour across southern Minnesota. Hagedorn gave a brief update on what’s happening at the Capitol and answered questions from local county residents.
Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which covers an estimated 675,755 people in 21 counties across southern Minnesota, according to the 2017 American Community Survey. About 50 people turned up for the hour-long event on Saturday.
Hagedorn said he made certain promises on the campaign trail and to this day he’s kept the same priorities. His main four priorities are: keep America safe, create economic growth, defend U.S. Constitutional Rights and sustain agriculture...
Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.