Jeff Johnson (Minnesota)

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Jeff Johnson
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Governor of Minnesota
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
High schoolDetroit Lakes High School
Bachelor'sConcordia College
J.D.Georgetown Law School
ProfessionHennepin County Commissioner
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Jeff Johnson is a current Hennepin County Commissioner and was a Republican candidate for Governor of Minnesota in the 2014 elections. He announced his bid for governor on May 5, 2013.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

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.[1]


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. [2]


  • 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 ran for election as Governor of Minnesota. Johnson sought 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.[3]

The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Johnson was reelected Hennepin County Commissioner in 2012.[2]


Johnson was elected Hennepin county Commissioner in 2008.[2]


Johnson ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General of Minnesota.[1]


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.[2]


Johnson is married to Sondi Johnson. They live in Plymouth, Minnesota with their two sons, Thor and Rolf.[2]

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