Dagfinn Høybråten (født 2. desember 1957 i Oslo) er en norsk politiker (KrF). Han var leder i Kristelig Folkeparti 2004–2011. Han var også parlamentarisk leder fra han ble innvalgt på Stortinget fra Rogaland i 2005 og frem til slutten av stortingssesjonen 2010/2011. Høybråten har permisjon fra mars 2013 og ut stortingsperioden for å tiltre som generalsekretær i Nordisk ministerråd.
Han var formann i Kristelig Folkepartis Ungdom 1979–1982. Høybråten har vært med i den politiske ledelsen i alle regjeringer som Kristelig Folkeparti har deltatt i siden 1980-årene, først som politisk rådgiver for kirke- og undervisningsminister Kjell Magne Bondevik 1983–1986, senere som statssekretær i Finansdepartementet 1989–1990, helseminister 1997–2000 og 2001–2004 samt arbeids- og sosialminister 2004–2005. Høybråten er utdannet statsviter, og har yrkesbakgrunn fra Kommunenes Sentralforbund og som direktør i Trygdeetaten.
Dagfinn Høybråten (born 2 December 1957), is a Norwegian politician and the former leader of the Christian Democratic Party. He is 5th Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament and Chair of the Board of the GAVI Alliance. He was the director of the National Insurance Administration from 1997 to 2004, but barely attended to the position because he was a government minister in Bondevik's First Cabinet from 1997 to 2000 and Bondevik's First Cabinet from 2001 to 2005. He is also a member of Parliament since 2005 and was party leader of the Christian Democratic Party between 2004 and 2011.
Høybråten became active in politics at an early age, and became chairman of the Youth of the Christian People's Party in 1979. He led the Ministry of Health and Care Services from 1997 to 2000 and again from 2001 to 2004. Following a 2004 Government reshuffle, Høybråten was transferred to lead the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. In 2004, he also assumed the leadership of Christian Democratic Party.
Failing by a margin of 180 votes to win a seat in the Norwegian parliamentary election, 1989, Høybråten did not hold a seat in the Parliament of Norway until elected in 2005. Ahead of the 2005 election, Høybråten was nominated from Rogaland instead of his home county of Akershus. This was in order to avoid a nomination battle with the former party leader Valgerd Svarstad Haugland.
In 2009, he was re-elected as member of Parliament for Rogaland.
In 2007 Høybråten serves as the president of the Nordic Council. In 2009 he expressed a desire to have a return of the centre in Norwegian politics as a government alternative again, hoping especially that the Centre Party would make a return to the centre after its cooperation with the Red-Green Coalition for the last years. In 2010 it became clear that strong forces within the party wanted a change of leadership, following disappointingly poor election results, and the failure of the party to reestablish its popularity. On October 2, 2010 Høybråten announced that he would not run for reelection as party leader at the 2011 party conference. He also announced that he would not run for a third term as member of Parliament in the 2013 general election. Knut Arild Hareide succeeded him from April 30, 2011.