Experienced, Thoughtful & Prepared


Brad Aho was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to New Hope with his family as a teen. After graduating from Cooper High School, Brad attended the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982.


He and Bev were married in 1980 and have lived in and loved Hennepin County throughout their married life. They have been blessed to reside in Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Edina, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, and to have raised their three kids, Amber, Austin and Annie, in Hennepin County. Their family has now grown, with two great sons-in-law, Will Holt and Josh Pantzke, and two sweetheart grandbabies, Afton and Eleanor.

After graduating college, Brad worked for Control Data Corporation before launching an information technology company in Plymouth and serving as its CEO for 14 years. Brad sold the company in 2007 to Erickson Technologies, Inc., where he serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Bev has an MBA from the U of M and is an attorney, specializing in the areas of business law, real estate law and civil litigation. Brad and Bev know their lives have been blessed by service to others and giving back to their communities, church and charities. As a result, friends and colleagues encouraged Brad to run for Eden Prairie City Council in 2004 and he has been honored to serve ever since. During Brad’s tenure, he has worked with residents and city staff to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of city government to keep property taxes affordable for residents and businesses, while continuing to improve city services. As a result, Eden Prairie has recently won numerous awards, including the Best City in the Nation to live and retire, and the Digital Cities Award for the innovative use of technology, and is financially sound with a AAA bond rating. Last year, Brad was honored to be awarded the “Best of the Best” City Councilmember in the Southwest Metro area.

Brad is a great team-builder and leader who works effectively with city staff, county, state and federal officials, other sister-city leadership teams, volunteers and residents on many issues, including transportation and infrastructure. Brad currently chairs the I-494 Corridor Commission, the SW Transit Board, and the Flying Cloud Airport Zoning Board.

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