Finstad thanks family, supporters, and voters for strong support; pledges to work hard every day to bring Southern Minnesota values to Washington, D.C.

New Ulm, MN – Farmer, former State Representative, and President Trump USDA appointee Brad Finstad tonight won the Special Election for Congress in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District. The election was held to elect a member of Congress to serve the remainder of the late Congressman Jim Hagedorn’s term. Finstad is expected to be sworn into Congress in the coming days and will get to work immediately on behalf of the people of MN-1.

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 Brad Finstad:

“I am humbled to receive the support of my fellow Southern Minnesotans to represent them in Congress. I entered this race in March because I believe it is so important to get engaged in the battle for the future of my family, your family, and our country. Our country faces extraordinary challenges, but I am confident that we can come together to overcome them and ensure that the 21st century is yet another great American century.

“First, I ask everyone in our district to take time to remember the late Congressman Jim Hagedorn. Congressman Hagedorn fought tirelessly for our conservative values during his time in Washington, D.C. I am honored that voters have given me an opportunity to continue the fight for our shared values in Congress.

“This election is ultimately about the future direction of our country. As your representative in Congress, I promise to fight the extreme Biden and Pelosi agenda that is devasting our families. I will work to slash inflation, get control of the border, restore American energy independence, and put our families first. You have my commitment that I will bring our Southern Minnesota values to Washington, D.C. and work hard for you every single day.

“Most importantly I want to thank my wife, Jackie, our seven children, and our extended families for their steadfast support during this campaign. I could not have done this without them and I am so blessed to have their love and support.”