1. Focus on our Communities I worked on a number of bills in 2016 to improve our communities including: Protecting Our Aging Adults Funding for critical access hospitals Historic broadband internet expansion funding for Greater MN Legislation to establish a stretch of Highway 28 from Beardsley to Graceville as the “Staff Sergeant Kevin Witte Memorial … Read more

Meet Jeff

Hello Friends, A lifelong resident of Western Minnesota, I grew up in Browns Valley with my parents and identical twin brother, Jay. During high school, we started our own lawn business. We also worked with our father in his independent mechanic business as well as working with area farmers. The money we saved was used … Read more

Get your Backer backer t-shirt

Get your own “Be a Backer backer!” t-shirt or get an “I’m a Backer backer!” button. Call 320-695-2641 to place your order! T-shirt front T-shirt back Button Face

Meet the Team

Here are some of the dedicated people helping make this campaign possible… Bob Westfall Judy & Brittany Backer Jay & Michele Backer Jacqui, Michael, Matthew, Jessaline and Julianne Backer Kit Nichol, Wolverton, MN Wally Nord Jackie & Dave McClernon, Wheaton, MN Allen & Beth Wold – Dumont, MN Curt Powers – Browns Valley, MN Mark … Read more

Volunteer… Together We Can Make a Difference

Complete this form to let us know how you would like to help! Contact Details First Name:Last Name: Address: City:State:Zip: Phone: () – Email: How Can You Help? Volunteer for the campaign Use my name as a supporter Serve as a Precinct Captain I want to host or organize a fundraising event I can make … Read more

Senate District

Minnesota State Senate District 09 includes all of Clay, Wilkin, and Traverse Counties plus the southwest corner of Becker County including the City of Detroit Lakes. For a larger map, with detailed labels for each county township, click here for a PDF* version of the official map from the Minnesota State Geographic Information Services web … Read more


July 2016 July 2nd, Saturday Starbuck, 6p. Line up at 5:15p July 3rd, Sunday Evansville, 2p. Line up at 1:30p July 4th Monday Big Stone Lake Parade. 11a, Line up at 10:30a July 4th Monday Hancock, 1:30p. Line up at 1p July 9th Saturday Rothsay 10am. Line up at 9:00am July 10th Sunday Morris, 3pm. … Read more