Jeffrey D. “Jeff” Hayden (born September 1966) represents SD 62, which includes portions of south Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
Hayden was elected to the Minnesota Senate in the Oct. 2011 special election to fill the senate seat vacated by Sen. Linda Berglin. Hayden was first elected in 2008, and was re-elected in 2010 and 2012. He is also a non-profit manager for Hearth Connection, which provides affordable housing advocacy.
Hayden worked as a staff aide to Minneapolis City Council member Gary Schiff from 2001-2002. He is active in his local community, serving on the board of directors of the Bryant Neighborhood Association and of the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, and as board member of the local community action council. He is also a founding member of the City of Lakes Community Land Trust.
Hayden attended Metro State University and Bethel University in Arden Hills.