Small business owner and second term state legislator joins ticket

(Woodbury, MN) – Republican candidate for Governor Mary Giuliani Stephens today announced she has selected Browns Valley Republican State Representative Jeff Backer to join her campaign as Lieutenant Governor. The Stephens-Backer ticket will be seeking endorsement at the June 2 Republican Party convention in Duluth.

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Buffer Strips

It’s Ag Day at the Capitol! Jeff discusses recent developments in the ‘Buffer’ law and how it impacts Minnesota farmers.

NRA-PVF endorses Backer

On behalf of the NRA members in Minnesota’s House District 12A. I am pleased to announce your NRA-PVF “A” rating and endorsement for
Minnesota’s 2016 General Election.

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Governor called to explain severance payments

ST. PAUL, MN—State Representative Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, is calling on Governor Dayton to explain potentially unauthorized taxpayer-funded severance payments after a report emerged Tuesday that his administration awarded nearly $80,000 to state employees who voluntarily departed. The most generous severance agreement, awarded to a former Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic … Read more

Backer Receives Minnesota Chamber Leadership PAC Endorsement

We’re proud to announce that the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund PAC Jeff Backer for Minnesota House, calling him “a champion of the business community.” The Leadership Fund PAC promotes the election of pro-business, pro-jobs candidates. Thanks!

MN Concerned Citizens for Life PAC Supports Jeff

Because of Jeff’s continued commitment to pro-life causes, the Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life Political Action Committee (MCCL PAC) has endorsed Jeff’s candidacy for District 12A of the Minnesota House of Representatives. See the full endorsement letter below. What an honor!