Mayor Ardell Brede became Mayor of Rochester Minnesota on January 6th, 2003. Prior to being elected, Mayor Brede held numerous positions at the Rochester Methodist Hospital, and the Mayo Clinic of Rochester.
Mayor Brede was born on June 23, 1939 in Austin Minnesota. He received an Associate degree in commerce from the Austin Junior college in 1959 and took several graduate courses in the University of Minnesota Extension Division program. Mayor Brede has also attended Management classes and seminars at Brigham Young University and the Rochester Methodist Hospital/Mayo Rochester.
Mayor Brede is married to Judy Brede and they have 3 children, Leslie Kennedy, Scott Brede, and Jennifer Brede.