Bud Nornes 08A

District 08A
About Bud Nornes

Representative Bud Nornes is in his eleventh term in the Minnesota House. He represents most of Otter Tail County in the west central part of the state. 

Bud has been a broadcaster and radio station owner since 1962. He was a member of the Fergus Falls School Board and remains active in his local community as a member of the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce, Ducks Unlimited, The Elks, Kiwanis International, Pheasants Forever and the United Way. His great-grandfather, Ole Opdahl, also served as a Republican member of the Minnesota House from 1903-1907. 

Bud and his wife, Wendy, live in Fergus Falls.

  • Chair: Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance
  • Agriculture Policy
  • Education Finance
  • Ways and Means

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