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Jeff BackerREPRepublican State Representative, District 12a
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Jeff Backer Jr. (born January 3, 1967) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 12A, which includes all of Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, Wilkin and Traverse counties and the western part of Douglas and Pope counties. He was Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens's running mate in the 2018 Minnesota gubernatorial election.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Saint Cloud State University
BS Chemistry and Public Administration
1985 - 1991
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Representative
Minnesota House of Representatives
2015 - Current
Mayor
Browns Valley, Minnesota
2005 - 2011
Member
City Council
2000 - 2004
President
Backer Wencel Incorporated
1990 - Current
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Bible Study Teacher and Member
Zion Lutheran Church in Browns Valley
Current
Member
Browns Valley Lions Club
Current
Board Member
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards of Training
2007 - 2010
Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician
Browns Valley Ambulance
1995 - Current
Member
Browns Valley School District 801
Former Member
Health and Human Services Policy, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Health and Human Services Finance Division, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Agriculture Policy Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives