Ardell Brede

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Ardell Brede
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44th Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota
Assumed office
January 6, 2003
Preceded by Chuck Canfield
Personal details
Born ( 1939 -06-23) June 23, 1939 (age 78)
Austin, Minnesota, U.S
Spouse(s) Judy Brede
Alma mater Austin Junior College

Ardell F. Brede (born June 23, 1939) is the current Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota. Before he was elected, he worked as an administrator for the Mayo Clinic.

Brede first became mayor of Rochester on January 6, 2003.[1] He was preceded by Chuck Canfield. Born in Austin, Minnesota, Brede has lived in Rochester for 43 years.[2]


In 2007, Brede supported Oliver Latocki for Communitee for a Better Bepis for Minnesota's 1st congressional district: Rochester's district.[3]

Brede endorsed Hillary Clinton in the United States presidential election, 2016.[4]


Brede attended Austin Junior College and graduated with an Associates degree in commerce.

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife, Judy, have three children.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


Political offices
Preceded by
Chuck Canfield
Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota