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Backer, Jeff

House 2015-Present (District 12A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/3/1967
Birth Place: Browns Valley, Minnesota
Birth County: Traverse
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran-Missouri Synod
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Browns Valley
Occupation (when first elected): Small-Business Owner

EDUCATION

Browns Valley Public Schools; Secondary;
St. Cloud State University; B.S.; Chemistry
St. Cloud State University; B.S.; Public Administration

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards; [Dates Unknown]
School Board/Administration: Browns Valley School District, Minnesota (School Board); [Dates Unknown]
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Browns Valley, Minnesota (City Council); 2000 to 2004 [Elected]
Municipal Mayor: Browns Valley, Minnesota (City Mayor); 2004 to ? [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Judy
Children: One child: Brittany
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Religion provided by his 2016 campaign website.

In 2018, he was named as running mate for lieutenant governor by gubernatorial candidate Mary Giuliani Stephens. Giuliani Stephens and Backer withdrew from the race on during the GOP state convention.

Total Days Served: 1535

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 12A
Elected: 11/8/2018
Residence: Browns Valley
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin
Occupation: Small-business owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Health and Human Services Policy Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Minutes

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 12A
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Browns Valley
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin
Occupation: Small-Business Owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture Policy Minutes
  • Environment & Natural Resources Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Health & Human Services Finance Minutes

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 12A
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Browns Valley
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin
Occupation: Small-Business Owner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture Policy Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Reform Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2016 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2015 House Interview



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