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Finstad, Brad

House 2003-08 (District 21B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Brown, Redwood, Watonwan

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/30/1976
Birth Place: , Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): New Ulm
Occupation (when first elected): Agriculture Consultant

EDUCATION

St. James High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; B.S.; Agricultural Education

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission: United States House of Representatives (Agricultural Advisor to United States Representative Mark Kennedy, prior to serving in the Minnesota Legislature); [Dates Unknown]
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission: USDA Rural Development in Minnesota (State Director); 11/27/2017 to ? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Jaclyn
Children: Four children: Greta and Margo (daughters), Thomas and Jake (sons) (all born while he was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He became the Executive Director of the Center for Rural Policy and Development after leaving the Legislature.

He will run in the special election for the 1st U.S. Congressional District in 2022.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Comfrey
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Brown, Redwood, Watonwan
Occupation: Business, Agricultural Consultant
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Minutes
  • Health and Human Services: Licensing Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: New Ulm
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Brown, Redwood, Watonwan
Occupation: Agriculture Consultant
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Minutes
  • Health Policy and Finance Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: New Ulm
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Brown, Redwood, Watonwan
Occupation: Agriculture Consultant
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2003 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Finance Minutes
  • Agriculture Policy Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Policy Minutes
Articles & Books About
Jossi, Frank. "Profiling the Minnesota Legislature: State Rep. Brand Finstad." Capitol Report, April 10, 2008.

Green, Craig. "Focus on Family Time." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 28, 2008, p. 19.

Bryant, Miranda. "Youth and Understanding: Finstad Brings Range of Experience with Agricultural Issues, Seeks to be a Vocal Ally for State Farmers." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 24, 2003, p. 17.



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