New Ulm, MN – Brad Finstad, a fourth-generation resident of the New Ulm area, who formerly served as President Donald J. Trump’s State Director for USDA Rural Development in Minnesota, announced his candidacy for Congress in the special election for Minnesota’s 1st District.

I am running for the future of my family, your family, and our country. I’ll put the brakes on the out-of-control Biden/Pelosi agenda that is fueling inflation and hurting southern Minnesota families,” Finstad said.

Brad is proud to have served as President Donald J. Trump’s State Director for USDA Rural Development in Minnesota.

Working for President Trump to fight for our conservative values in Minnesota was an honor,” Finstad said. “I’ll fight the extreme Biden and Pelosi agenda that’s devastating our families.  We must slash inflation, get control of the border, restore American energy independence and end the Covid mandate madness.”

Finstad is running to replace Rep. Jim Hagedorn who passed away last month.

Jim Hagedorn fought tirelessly for our conservative values and the people of southern Minnesota,” Finstad said. “I’d be proud to continue the fight for our shared values in Congress.

About Brad Finstad: Brad Finstad is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Agriculture Education with an emphasis in Rural Leadership Development. His prior positions include serving as Executive Director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Policy & Development, Area Director with the Minnesota Farm Bureau, and three terms representing Brown, Watonwan, and Redwood counties in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Brad and his wife Jaclyn met on the school bus in second grade. Today they are the proud parents of seven children. Together with their extended family, they operate a family farm that has been active for generations.