Harriet Maxine Hageman, an American attorney and Republican political candidate born on October 18, 1962, defeated Liz Cheney, an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, in the Republican primary for the 2022 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming.
As a candidate, she finished third in the Republican primary for Wyoming governor in 2018. To know more about Harriet Hageman husband, early life, career, and much more continue to read the article further.
Harriet Hageman Early life
Hageman was brought up on a ranch not far from Fort Laramie in Wyoming. James Hageman Sr. was a longstanding representative from Wyoming. She attended Fort Laramie High School, the University of Wyoming, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business management, and the University of Wyoming College of Law, where she graduated with a Juris Doctor.
Harriet Hageman Career
In the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Hageman worked as a law clerk for the Honorable James E. Barrett. She became a trial lawyer after that. In 1997, Hageman defended Wyoming in Nebraska v. Wyoming, a dispute over management of the North Platte River.
Throughout the proceedings, Hageman argued against the roadless rule enforced by the United States Forest Service. During the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries, Hageman supported U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and criticized Donald Trump. Later, Hageman claimed she realized she had been duped into voting against Trump.
Hageman was a contender in the 2018 Wyoming gubernatorial election, ranking third after investment manager Foster Friess and the eventual winner, state Treasurer Mark Gordon. In 2020 and 2021, Hageman served on the Wyoming Republican National Committee.
Who Is Harriet Hageman’s Husband?
Harriet Hageman is married to John Sundhal. John is an attorney who formerly worked for Sundahl Powers Kapp And Martiin, LLC. The highest level of education she has completed is a master’s. She has a BA in business administration from both the University of Wyoming and Fort Laramie High School.
She also got her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Harriet has worked as a law clerk in the past. As her career progressed, she began working in private practice in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, where she mostly represented clients in cases involving water and other natural resource law.
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Her practice mostly involved challenging federal and state statutes that denied people access to previously owned property and water.
U.S. House election
In September 2021, Hageman declared her intention to run for the 2022 election against Republican Liz Cheney for a seat in the United States House of Representatives. Hageman stated in her announcement that Cheney “betrayed Wyoming, betrayed the country, and she betrayed me,” which prompted her to run for office.
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Since making her candidacy public, Hageman has received support from numerous high-profile Republicans. These include former President Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Several members of the Trump administration, such as Bill Stepien, Justin R. Clark, and Tim Murtaugh, have lent their support to Hageman’s candidacy.
As of January 2022, it was stated that Hageman had amassed a million dollars for his candidacy. She won the Republican nomination over Cheney. Stay tuned with us only on Lee Daily