MEET JACK HUGHES-HAGEMAN
A Guy Who Doesn't Give Up
An hour after being shot in 1912 Theodore Roosevelt exclaimed to a large crowd: "It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose"
Jack Hughes-Hageman is a Progressive Bull Moose. Bull Moose feel it is wrong that our government has given vast amounts of welfare to corporations while children, parents, and grandparents struggle with healthcare and homelessness.
Bull Moose feel that the current government model favors a small number of very rich people who don't actually work very much. It is asinine to stand for progressive values when you have fortunes invested in the stock market.
Bull Moose are tired of working Americans getting ripped off and short changed. Bull Moose want something more for their families, to thrive not just survive.
A Bull Moose knows the real cost. The real cost is the thousands of people who will die without wholehearted changes to the way our nation approaches healthcare, homelessness, poverty, and education.
Bull Moose refuse to give up and let these people suffer and die without a fight, and we are here to fight for them. Bull Moose believe that we have the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and that those rights are in need of defending.
Jack is a Progressive Bull Moose, are you?
Jack was Born in Seattle at the Swedish Hospital on May 12th, 1992. His family had roots in Washington but moved to Alaska by age three. Alaskan life can be very tough, and things weren't always easy. Jacks parents divorced in the late 90's, and after the year 2000 his parents shared split custody.
Jack's Mother - Beth Hughes
Beth Hughes, Jack's mother, was born in Minnesota in June of 1959. Raised by her father Allen and Mother Katie, she moved to Texas in the 1980's where she met Ken Hageman. Beth Hughes and Ken Hageman were married in 1986, and would end up having four children together: Katie, Elizabeth, Jack, and Daniel.
After Beth and Ken divorced they lived in separate states, Beth in Alaska and Ken in Washington. It was Beth who first gave Jack the idea to run for congress as a young boy, a dream he is still working towards today.
Jack's biggest supporter has always been his mother, Beth Hughes. She used to work 6 days a week for 7 years to make ends meet, and through her courage and perseverance Jack survived the harshest times of his life.
And A Name
Jack Hughes-Hageman was named after his grandfather Jack M. Hageman. The first Jack was born in Kennewick, Washington on July 9th in the year 1918. Grandpa Jack dropped out of school to join the civilian workman's corps in 1934 to support his family during the great depression. After his father died in 1938, he did his best to support his younger siblings and mother. He earned 30 dollars a week, he kept 5 and sent the rest home. It was in the civil work service that he lost his pinky toe to a logging accident.
Jack Hageman would go on to be a Master Sergeant in the Army during WW2, a father of eight, and husband of over 60 years. He was elected Mayor of his hometown of Kennewick in 1976 and wrote several books from home. He was a lifelong member of the Republican Party, a progressive, a conservationist, and an inspiration. He died February 17, 2002, after complications from heart surgery. His dedication to the needs of his constituents and vigor for public welfare lays the foundation for Jack Hughes-Hageman's political aspirations.
Jack Hageman and Jack Hughes-Hageman share a moment on the shore of Bonney Lake in 1994, just a pair of Jacks.
The First to Graduate
Jack went to four Highschools in two states due to split parental custody.
During Highschool he worked for Mark Begich's Alaskan Senatorial campaign in Fairbanks. He knocked on over 4000 doors and personally recruited an entire squad of canvassers. Mark Begich won his election versus an incumbent Republican and flipped the seat in 2008.
In the spring in 2011, Jack would go on to be the first person in his family to receive a high school diploma when he graduated from Sammamish Highschool. He would commit to his mothers alma matter at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Jack was broke and at many times homeless in college. He worked an average of forty five hours a week along with classes during his tenure at UAF while living in a tent or on people couches. Jacks "Work Now, Sleep Later" approach kept his college debt to less than four thousand dollars per year. Even with the heavy workload, times were tough and there were months at a time where he did not have a stable shelter or food. Not all stints of homeless were awful though. He spent 5 months in 2012 living in a Cabela's Big Game tent on the outskirts of Fairbanks, complete with electricity, refrigerator, computer, and a canopy bed!
Jack won Balanced Man Scholarship in 2012, He would go on to serve as Vice president and President of the Alaska Alpha Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter. During his time in college he was also a political canvasser for Scott Kawasaki, A Democratic state senator from Fairbanks, Alaska.
Being a Nanook was some of the wildest years of Jack's life; Full of friends, hockey games, and memories to last forever. Jack left Fairbanks and UAF after the tragic suicide of a friend on campus in 2014.
as the President
As president his chapter earned the Manpower Excellence Award for combined Community Service Excellence and Academic Achievement. His chapter also won the Excelsior Cup in recruitment at the 2012 Carlson Leadership Academy.
While president his chapter grew threefold and nearly doubled its average GPA from 1.9 to 3.7.
Jack was selected out of over three thousand applicants to attend the RUCK Leadership Institute at the University of Richmond, Virginia.
All this done while homeless!
After college Jack packed his bags and headed home for Washington. He worked for several years as a consultant for legal cannabis businesses, eventually getting into the hospitality industry. He helped several local startups navigate the strange waters of opening their first business, utilizing his own unique experiences growing up in Alaska.
Jack lives just off of The Ave near the Univerisity of Washington, and is now working full time trying to get elected as Your congressman.
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In 2003 Jack's father got married to Lihong Tan, from Chongqing, China. This union brought his little sister Susie into his family. Lihong would be a driving force behind Jack's decision to attend University after highschool.
Ken Hageman and Lihong Tan stand with her family while Ken holds little Susie. Chongqing, China, 2003