Senator Aric Putnam is the Chair of the Senate Agriculture, Broadband & Rural Development Committee. He represents Senate District 14 which includes Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in the St. Cloud Area of Central Minnesota. Senator Putnam is a professor at St. Cloud State University. He also serves on the Aging and Long Term Care Policy Committee, the higher Education Finance and Policy Committee and the Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Committee.