June 15, 2024

Jeff Backer elected District 9A Representative

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By Reed Anfinson
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Current District 12A state Republican Rep. Jeff Backer of Browns Valley won election to the new District 9A House seat Tuesday night defeating Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) candidate Nancy Jost.

Backer received 12,248 votes to Jost’s 6,172.

The new District 9A includes Traverse, Grant, and Wilkin counties, and the western third of Otter Tail County.

District 9A House District

Candidate                           Votes        Percent

Jeff Backer-R                  12,248               66.3%

Nancy Jost-DFL              6,172                  33.4%

With redistricting of the state’s legislative districts based on the 2020 U.S. Census, Backer’s home in District 12A was moved into the new District 9A.

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