House 2015-Present (District 12A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin
Date of Birth:
Browns Valley, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Browns Valley Public Schools; Secondary;
St. Cloud State University; B.S.; Chemistry
St. Cloud State University; B.S.; Public Administration
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards;
Browns Valley School District, Minnesota (School Board);
Browns Valley, Minnesota (City Council);
2000 to 2004
Browns Valley, Minnesota (City Mayor);
2004 to ?
One child: Brittany
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Religion provided by his 2016 campaign website.
He was named as running mate, for lieutenant governor, by gubernatorial candidate Mary Giuliani Stephens on May 2, 2018. Giuliani Stephens and Backer opted out of the race on June 2, 2018 during the GOP state convention.