Dan Hegeman, a Republican, is a Missouri state senator who represents the 12th District. The district comprises Andrew, Atchison, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Sullivan, and Worth Counties, along with part of Clay County.
Personal Life of Dan Hegeman – Missouri State Senator
Hegeman was born in Cosby, Missouri, on March 4, 1963. After graduating from Savannah High School in 1981, he went on to earn a degree from the University of Missouri in 1985.
Hegeman has been a farmer all his life. He owns part of a row crop and cattle farm in Andrew County. The farm has been in his family for six generations. Hegeman lives on the farm with his wife Francine and their four children: Hannah, Joseph, Heidi, and Joshua.
In addition to farming, Hegeman serves as the community affairs manager for Kansas City Power and Light. A life-long member of Hope United Church of Christ in Cosby, Hegeman also belongs to the Moila Shrine Temple.
Political Career of Dan Hegeman
After serving as the associate district manager for Congressman Sam Graves’ St. Joseph office, Hegeman became a Missouri state representative in 1991. He served until 2003, representing Atchison, Holt, Andrew, Gentry, and DeKalb counties. In 2014, he ran unopposed and was elected to the 12th District Missouri state senate seat.
Hegeman is the chairman of the Republican majority caucus, chairman of the Local Government and Elections Committee, and vice-chairman of the Economic Development committee.
He also belongs to the following committees and commissions: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources; Appropriations; Fiscal Oversight; Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and 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; and the Missouri Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council.
Hegeman has sponsored several bills, including SB 591, which would implement a cap on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit; SB 592, which would modify several provisions relating to elections; SB 658, which would change provisions relating to municipally-owned utilities; SB 702, which would modify provisions relating to availability of voter records; SB 770, which would modify competitive bidding requirements applicable to counties; SB 870, which would modify provisions of law relating to emergency medical services; SB 922, which would establish the “Missouri Rural Broadband Development Fund” to be used for the expansion of broadband internet access in rural areas; SB 933, which would modify provisions relating to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE);
and SB 934, which would change the statute of limitations for personal injury claims from five years to three years.
Hegeman was the president of the Andrew County Farm Bureau and the Second Harvest Regional Food Bank Board of Directors. He also belonged to the Maryville and Savannah Chambers of Commerce.
Hegeman is the president of the Second Harvest Regional Food Bank Board of Directors, chairman of the Nodaway County Economic Development Board, and chairman of the Maryville Industrial Development Council Board. He also belongs to the Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation Board.