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!

MN Gun Owners Endorsement

The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee has officially endorsed Jeff, and the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus has awarded him a grade of “A” for his support of gun rights in Minnesota! See the official announcement below.

Farm Families of the Year

Earlier this week, the University of Minnesota released its list of the annual “Farm Families of the Year”. According to the U of M, the program has existed for over two decades and honors farm families from throughout Minnesota for their contributions to the agriculture industry and their local communities. The honored farm families have … Read more

Veterans Accomplishments

I am proud that over the last two years we passed 14 different Legislative accomplishments that Prioritizes our Minnesota Veterans. We are hosting a meeting in Morris on Tuesday June 28th from 3:30p to 4:30p at the American Legion Post to go over these Veteran’s accomplishments.