Dan Hegeman Announces for Senate
Senate Needs More Farmers
(Cosby) Dan Hegeman, the President of the Andrew County Farm Bureau, announced today his intention to file for State Senate District 12. He is part owner of family owned row crop and cattle farm in the area. Dan, and his wife Fran, live near Cosby with their two youngest children, Heidi (18) and Joshua (14). They also have two older children, Hannah (22) and Joseph (20).
“I believe the primary driver of our economy in Northwest Missouri is agriculture,” said Hegeman. “No matter who you are, you depend on it three times every day. We need more farmers who understand the importance of this issue in the Capitol.”
Hegeman graduated from Savannah High School in 1981 and 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 served as a Past President of the Andrew County University of Missouri Extension Council.
“As a lifelong Northwest Missourian and farmer in Andrew County, I understand the needs of our region,” said Hegeman. “I am excited about the opportunity to advocate for our region in Jefferson City.”
Hegeman has been active in Republican politics. He previously served as a member of Missouri’s House of Representatives and as the Andrew County Clerk. He also served as the Associate District Manager for Congressman Sam Graves’ St. Joseph office.
“I’ve worked with leaders throughout our region,” said Hegeman. “Our rural counties have the same types of problems that we need to work together to solve.”
He has also served on numerous boards and councils throughout Northwest Missouri. 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.
Scott Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri Times, owner of the Clayton Times in Clayton, Mo; SEMO Times in Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and host of the only statewide political television show, This Week in Missouri Politics.