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Brad FinstadREPRepublican American politician
47
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
MNResidence (state)

Bradley Howard Finstad (born May 30, 1976) is an American farmer, agricultural consultant, and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district since 2022. Finstad represents a large section of southern Minnesota situated along the border with Iowa. The district is mostly rural and includes the cities of Rochester, Mankato, Winona, Austin, Owatonna, and Worthington. A member of the Republican Party, Finstad served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2003 until 2009. Finstad previously served as an area director for the Minnesota Farm Bureau and as the agricultural policy advisor to U.S. Representative Mark Kennedy. In 2002, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he served three terms. While in the state house, Finstad served on several legislative and statewide agricultural committees. In 2017 President Donald Trump appointed Finstad as the USDA Rural Development director for Minnesota. He served until shortly after Trump left office in 2021. In addition to his government service, Finstad operates a family farm.Finstad was elected to represent Minnesota's 1st congressional district in a 2022 special election, to finish the term of the late Jim Hagedorn.

Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Minnesota
BS Agricultural Education
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Minnesota
2022 - Current
Assistant Minority Leader
Minnesota State House of Representatives
2008
Representative
Minnesota State House of Representatives
2002 - 2008
Former Agricultural Advisor
Representative Mark Kennedy
Executive Director
Minnesota Turkey
2021 - 2022
State Director
USDA Rural Development
2017 - 2021
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Rural Policy and Development
2008 - 2017
President
Frontier Labs MN
2010 - Current
Experience
Agriculture Consultant
Other Experience1 - 1 of 1
Member
Agriculture Committee, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current