February 21, 2022 •
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn Dies, Minnesota Special Election on August 9
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn died at age 59 after a battle with cancer.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected to call a special election for District 1 on August 9, the date of the statewide primary elections.
Secretary of State Steve Simon said the filing period must end by March 15 and will be open for at least two weeks.
A special primary will be held May 24.
The special election will take place within the current district boundaries, not those established in the new state maps announced this week, and the winner of the special election will serve the remainder of Hagedorn’s term.
The November race for the seat will run on the standard election-year timetable within the newly redistricted boundaries for the term beginning January 2023.
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