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Brad Pfaff

Incumbent
Assumed office 
June 29, 2008
President Barack Obama

Member of the La Crosse County Board of Supervisors from District 29
In office
2007 – 2009

Political party Democratic Party
Residence La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Alma mater George Mason University, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Occupation Government analyst, Politician, Farmer

Brad Pfaff (born October 20, 1957) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wisconsin Farm Service Agency executive director, serving in the Obama administration. He is a member of the Democratic Party and served on the La Crosse County Board of Supervisors from 2007 to 2009, representing the 29th district of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Prior to a career in public service, Pfaff served as a legislative assistant and a staff member for Congressman Ron Kind and United States Senator Herb Kohl.

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Education

Pfaff was an instructor at Marymount University in government studies. He holds a master's degree in public administration from George Mason University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Early career

Prior to being named the state executive director, he served more than 12 years on the congressional staff of Congressman Ron Kind, assisting the congressman with agriculture and rural development issues. He also served on the staff of United States Senator Herb Kohl and was elected to serve on the La Crosse County Board of Supervisors for his second term in 2009.[1] On the board of supervisors, he represented 3,600 residents, and in 2004 was a candidate for the 32nd district of the Wisconsin State Senate. He was a member of the Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development Council.[2]

Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency

The Obama Administration announced on June 29, 2008 that Brad Pfaff would serve as Wisconsin State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency at the USDA. "Brad Pfaff has a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our rural communities and will help build on the Obama Administration's efforts to rebuild and revitalize rural America," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.[3]

Personal

He and his family live in La Crosse County where they are able to stay involved with his family’s farm.

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