Jim Hagedorn Follows in His Father’s Office Footsteps

By Katherine Tully-McManus, Rollcall.com - Rep.-elect Jim Hagedorn got a little nostalgic Friday during the office lottery for incoming members of the 116th Congress. He picked Cannon 325 — the same suite his father occupied when he served in the House more than four decades ago.

The Minnesota Republican drew the number 45 earlier in the day, which meant he was relying on the 44 members who came before him in the afternoon office picking session not to choose the suite that holds special meaning for him.

Hagedorn knows the halls of Capitol Hill better than most of his classmates. He has worked as a congressional aide, and his father Rep. Thomas Hagedorn was a Minnesota congressman between 1975 and 1983.

The office suite, which will now have a family legacy to go along with it, is just over 1,000 square feet. It’s scheduled to be renovated in 2020 as part of the massive Cannon Building renewal project.