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.

Open Letter to Constituents

Dear Neighbors, Thank you for the privilege of representing you in the Minnesota House of Representatives. It has been an honor to stand up for our communities at the Capitol. I am seeking your vote to continue working hard on the issues important to you. Those issues include: Delivering more equitable funding for rural school … Read more

BACKER FILES TO RUN FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE 2016

Endorsed Republican Candidate Makes Re-election Bid Official Small business owner and State Representative Jeff Backer filed for re-election as State Representative in House District 12A today, officially submitting the necessary paperwork to appear on the August 9 primary election ballot (if necessary) and November 8 general election ballot. Backer filed his affidavit of candidacy at … Read more

MINNESOTA HOUSE ADJOURNS SINE DIE

Tax relief heads to Governor’s desk, Senate DFL sinks bonding bill over light rail train ST. PAUL, MN—The Minnesota House adjourned sine die Sunday evening, officially concluding the 2016 legislative session. The House and Senate passed several bills, including more than half a billion dollars in permanent, middle-class tax relief and historic tax breaks for … Read more

2016 Legislative Session

The 2016 legislative session is right around the corner and is expected to be one of the shortest in recent history due to renovations at the Capitol. Despite the shortened session, there are a number of important issues that will be debated this year. The biggest factor shaping this year’s legislative session will be the … Read more

Legislative update 5-22-2015

Dear Neighbors, The 2015 Legislative Session has come to a close as lawmakers approved a two year state budget late Monday evening. There were a lot of skeptics going into this year’s session who thought that a Republican-led House and DFL-controlled Senate would be unable to work together. We were able to prove those skeptics … Read more

Legislative update 5-12-2015

Dear Neighbors, It is the final week of session and the Senate, House, and Governor have been meeting around the clock to come to an agreement on a budget that will set the state’s budget for the next two years. Unfortunately, progress on this deal has been halted due to the Governor and Senate’s insistence … Read more

Legislative update 4-25-2015

It was a busy week in St. Paul as large finance and policy bills were debated and passed off the House floor. Additionally, action was taken on the avian flu crisis that has been sweeping across western and west central Minnesota. House Takes Action on Avian Flu Crisis Late last week, the House declared an … Read more