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 past 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 Evergy.
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, chair of 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.
Elected to the Senate: 2014, 2018
Elected to the House of Representatives: 1991-2002
Local Government and Elections
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Oversight Subcommittee, Chairman
Joint Committee on Public Assistance
Joint Committee on Tax Policy
Interim Committee on Elections, Vice-Chairman
Select Committee on Redistricting, Vice-Chairman
Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes
Missouri Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council
Missouri Technology Corporation