Joe McDonald (politician)
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 29A district
January 4, 2011
|Preceded by||Tom Emmer|
|Born||July 1966 (age 50)
|Political party||Republican Party of Minnesota|
|Alma mater||Hennepin Technical College|
Joseph P. "Joe" McDonald (born July 1966) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 29A, which includes portions of Wright and Hennepin counties just northwest of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is also a photographer and business owner.
Early life, education, and career
McDonald graduated from Hennepin Technical College with an A.A. in photography. In 2003, he earned his Master's degree in Photography and, in 2008, his Craftsman's degree in Photography. Active in his community, he was a member of the Delano School Board, and also served on the city council from 2000–2006, and as mayor from 2007-2010. He is also active in the local Lions Club, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the chamber of commerce, the Jaycees, and the Fourth of July committee.
Minnesota House of Representatives
McDonald was first elected to the House in 2010 and re-elected in 2012.
McDonald's father, Kenneth "K.J." McDonald, also served as a Minnesota state representative from 1977–1991, representing the old legislative districts 35A and 35B.