Rep. Hagedorn and wife Jennifer Carnahan
Minnesota Congressman Jim Hagedorn (R) passed away at the age of 59, his wife Jennifer Carnahan announced on Friday.
Hagedorn had been battling kidney cancer, however his wife did not disclose the cause of death in her Facebook post.
“It is with a broken heart, shattered spirit and overwhelming sadness I share my husband Congressman Jim Hagedorn passed away peacefully last night.” Jennifer Carnahan wrote.
“Jim loved our country and loved representing the people of southern Minnesota. 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.” she added.
Hagedorn was first elected to Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District in 2018 and was diagnosed with kidney cancer shortly after being sworn in, Fox News reported.
“The new breakdown in the House is 433 members: 222 Democrats, 211 Republicans and two vacancies – Hagedorn’s seat and the seat of former Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who resigned.” Fox News reported.