Special election set to fill 1st District seat vacancy following Hagedorn’s death

Published 7:22 am Monday, February 21, 2022

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon has announced details of a special election to fill the vacancy left by the death of U.S. House Rep. Jim Hagedorn last week.

Steve Simon

Hagedorn, 59, died after battling cancer.

Simon said the filling period for candidates will be announced with the writ of special election, which will be issued by the office of the governor.

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The filing period must end by March 15. His expectation is that the filing period will be at least two weeks.

A special primary for the seat will be May 24, with early voting by absentee beginning April 8.

The special election for the seat will be held Aug. 9, with early voting by absentee beginning June 24.

The special election will take place within the current congressional district boundaries, not the new 2022 redistricting maps.

The candidate winning the special election will serve the remainder of Hagedorn’s term.

Aug. 9 is also the date of the statewide primary election.