As a lobbyist for Flaherty & Hood, Seifert brings many years of valuable public service and non-profit experience, as well as extensive knowledge of issues that are important to the firm’s clients in Greater Minnesota and throughout the state. He has been with the firm since 2014.
A resident of Marshall, Minn., Seifert served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1996 until 2010 and was elected minority leader of the Republican caucus from 2006 to 2009. He previously worked as a high school social studies teacher and an admissions counselor at Southwest Minnesota State University, the same university where he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and secondary education. He currently owns a property management company, serves on the Board of Governors for Granite Falls Energy, the Board of Directors for Catholic United Financial, and is involved in numerous community organizations. He is the author of “Sundown at Sunrise,” a historical fiction book based on the true story of an early-1900s ax murder near his hometown in Southern Minnesota.
In 2014, Seifert was a Republican candidate for governor whose campaign took him to communities all across Minnesota, giving him unique insight into the issues affecting our state.