Rep. Tom Hannegan, a Republican, represented part of St. Charles County, including northern St. Charles (District 65), in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.
Rep. Hannegan graduated from Duchesne High School in 1988. He received his bachelor’s from Lindenwood College in 1992, and received his Master of Science in Human Resources from Lindenwood University in 1998.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Hannegan served as publisher and editor-in-chief of Street Scape Magazine. He was also an Associate-Broker with Hannegan Real Estate & Construction, LLC, a family-owned business.
Born in St. Louis, Rep. Hannegan resided in St. Charles.
Hannegan’s campaign treasurer, Scott Mell, confirmed the St. Charles lawmaker died Wednesday of a stroke at age 51.
Voters elected Hannegan to the state House in 2016.
He was one of few openly gay Missouri lawmakers. Hannegan advocated for criminal justice reform and human rights and proposed a ban on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
His treasurer says the community has suffered a great loss. GOP House leaders say he was a strong person of conviction.
Thank you Tom for your service to our great state of Missouri. You will be missed.