Senator Dan Hegeman


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Majority Caucus Chairman – Republican
District 12 – Andrew, Atchison, Clinton, Daviess, Dekalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Sullivan, Worth, and Part of Clay County
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Elected in November 2014, Senator Dan Hegeman, a Republican, represents the 12th Senatorial District, which is comprised of 15 counties throughout northwest Missouri: Andrew, Atchison, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Sullivan and Worth.

A former Missouri State Representative, Sen. Hegeman is currently president of Andrew County Farm Bureau. He is a lifetime farmer and is part owner of a six-generation family-owned row crop and cattle farm in Andrew County. Senator Hegeman currently serves as a community affairs manager for Kansas City Power & Light.

A 1981 graduate of Savannah High School, Sen. Hegeman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1985, where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho agriculture fraternity. He has received the Missouri Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture Award and is a former president of the Andrew County University of Missouri Extension Council.

Senator Hegeman previously served in the Missouri House of Representatives, representing Atchison, Holt, Andrew, Gentry and DeKalb counties. He also served as the associate district manager for Congressman Sam Graves’ St. Joseph office.

Over the years, Sen. Hegeman has cultivated strong ties to the area through his community involvement, which includes serving as president of the Second Harvest Regional Food Bank Board of Directors. In addition, Sen. Hegeman serves on the Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation Board, the Nodaway County Economic Development Board and the Maryville Industrial Development Council Board. He is the former board president of the Maryville Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Hegeman and his wife, Fran, live on a farm near Cosby and have four children: Heidi, Joshua, Hannah and Joseph. He has been a life-long member of Hope United Church of Christ in Cosby. He is also a member of the Moila Shrine Temple.

Legislative Service:
Elected to the Senate: 2014

Committee Membership:
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Economic Development, Vice-Chairman
Gubernatorial Appointments
Local Government and Elections, Chairman
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Tax Policy
Study Commission on State Tax Policy
Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes
Missouri Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council