State Rep. Jeff Backer of Browns Valley. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

Minnesota’s 2021Legislative Session officially began January 5th with Republican Representative Jeff Backer of Browns Valley and 133 other state representatives being sworn into office during a ceremony at the State Capitol. Most of Backer’s work during the first months of session will take place in House committees. For the 2021-2022 legislative biennium, Backer has been appointed to serve on the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, the Health Finance and Policy Committee, and the Behavioral Health Policy Division Committee.  

Backer also invites residents to subscribe to his email update, where he will periodically share thoughts and information on happenings at the State Capitol. To sign up, visit Rep. Backer’s member page on and click on the “Email Updates” section.


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