Finstad won Special Election on August 9 to serve remaining term of the late Congressman Jim Hagedorn

Washington, D.C. – Today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Brad Finstad was sworn in as the U.S. Representative from Minnesota’s First Congressional District.

Finstad won the Special Election for Congress on August 9. The election was held to elect a member of Congress to serve the remainder of the late Congressman Jim Hagedorn’s term. Finstad is a family farmer and fourth-generation resident of the New Ulm area, who formerly served as President Trump’s State Director for USDA Rural Development in Minnesota.

The following is a statement from Congressman Brad Finstad:

“It is an extraordinary honor to have been chosen by my fellow Minnesotans to serve in this Congress. Minnesota’s First Congressional District has been home to several generations of my family, and I believe it’s the greatest place on Earth. Having the opportunity to bring our values to Washington, D.C. is an important job, and I am committed to working hard for the people of our district every day.

“Let us take time to remember my predecessor, the late Congressman Hagedorn. He was a man of honor and worked hard for the people of the first district.

“I’d like to thank my wonderful wife Jackie, our seven children, and all of my family, for their steadfast love and support. I could not do this without them.

“People in my district sent a farmer to Congress. As a farmer, we wake up in the morning and don’t wonder if something will be broken during the day; we know something will be, so instead, we wonder how we will fix it. I will come to work every day in Congress with the intention to do everything I can to fix things. We inherited the best country on earth from the last generation. We have an obligation to make sure the greatest country on earth is what we are passing to the next generation.”