State Rep. Jeff Backer of District 12A. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

Minnesota’s 2019 Legislative Session officially began January 8th with Rep. Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley) and 133 other state representatives being sworn into office during a ceremony at the State Capitol.
Most of Rep. Backer’s work during the first months of session will take place in House committees. For the 2019-2020 legislative biennium, Backer will serve on the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division, and the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.
“This biennium’s committee assignments give me the opportunity to work closely on the issues that matter most to my constituents like clean water, good paying jobs, and affordable health care options,” Backer said in a statement.
Backer encourages area residents to contact him if they have any legislative questions, concerns, or ideas. He can be reached by phone at 651-296-4929. He can also be contacted via email at, or via U.S. Mail at 203 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155.


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