New Ulm, MN – Republican Candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s First Congressional District Brad Finstad released the following statement regarding today’s ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturns Roe vs. Wade:

“The U.S. Supreme Court was right to return this decision to the states and elected officials. Roe v. Wade was the wrong decision in 1973 and important policies like protecting the lives of unborn babies should be decided by elected representatives accountable to voters in their communities. Ultimately I believe today’s ruling will bring about a better future for our country, one that honors life and elevates the critical importance of protecting the helpless and vulnerable. In Congress, I will work to protect life and fight for the unborn.”


About Brad Finstad: Together with their extended family, Brad and his wife Jackie operate a family farm that has been active for generations. His prior positions include an appointment by President Donald J. Trump as Minnesota’s State Director of USDA Rural Development, 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 is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Agriculture Education with an emphasis in Rural Leadership Development. He and his wife Jackie met on the school bus in second grade. Today they are the proud parents of seven children.