Legislation introduced to honor late Rep. Jim Hagedorn

Rep. Brad Finstad pushes for legislation in Hagedorn’s honor.
Rep. Brad Finstad pushes for legislation in Hagedorn’s honor.
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 10:40 AM CST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KEYC) - Rep. Brad Finstad of Minnesota’s first Congressional District has introduced legislation to honor his predecessor.

The late Rep. Jim Hagedorn died in Feb. of 2022 following a battle with kidney cancer.

Finstad’s first piece of legislation would name a post office after the late congressman in his hometown of Blue Earth.

The second reintroduces a bill pushed by Hagedorn to boost technical training for trades programs.

Finstad says the legislation is a way to honor Hagedorn’s life, legacy, and love for Southern Minnesota.

“I was very humbled by the fact that so many of my colleagues were willing to sign on to it,” Congressman Brad Finstad said. “And again, that’s a testament to the relationships that Jim built in his time in Congress. He just never gave up and never quit working on representing people in southern Minnesota. So, that’s something I hope to take with me and I think about quite often.

Finstad, a Republican, served the remainder of Hagedorn’s term following a special election and was later elected for a full two-year term last November.