Joseph P. “Joe” McDonald (born July 21, 1966) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 29A, which includes portions of Wright and Hennepin counties just northwest of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is also a photographer and business owner.
McDonald graduated from Hennepin Technical College with an A.A. in photography. In 2003, he earned his Master’s degree in Photography and, in 2008, his Craftsman’s degree in Photography. Active in his community, he was a member of the Delano School Board, and also served on the city council from 2000–2006, and as mayor from 2007-2010. He is also active in the local Lions Club, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the chamber of commerce, the Jaycees, and the Fourth of July committee.