Jeff Johnson (Minnesota)
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|Governor of Minnesota|
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|High school||Detroit Lakes High School|
|J.D.||Georgetown Law School|
|Profession||Hennepin County Commissioner|
Johnson was first elected Hennepin County Commissioner in 2008 and won re-election in 2012. He previously served as a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. In 2006, he ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General of Minnesota.
Johnson was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. After graduating from Georgetown Law School in 1992, Johnson worked for several law firms and for Cargill, Inc. He founded Midwest Employment Resources after leaving Cargill, Inc.
- Detroit Lakes High School (1985)
- Bachelor's from Concordia College (1989)
- J.D. from Georgetown Law School (1992)
- See also: Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2014
Johnson is running for election as Governor of Minnesota. Johnson is seeking the Republican nomination in the open primary election. Current incumbent Mark Dayton, a Democrat first elected governor in 2010, will run for a second term in 2014.
The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
Johnson was re-elected Hennepin County Commissioner in 2012.
Johnson was elected Hennepin county Commissioner in 2008.
Johnson was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. He was elected Assistant Majority Leader. He also served as Chairman of the Civil Law and Elections Committee and the House Republican Steering Committee.
Johnson is married to Sondi Johnson. They live in Plymouth, Minnesota with their two sons, Thor and Rolf.
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