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Jeff Johnson (Minnesota)

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Governor of Minnesota
Candidate
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2000-2006
Education
High schoolDetroit Lakes High School
Bachelor'sConcordia College
J.D.Georgetown Law School
Personal
ProfessionHennepin County Commissioner
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Jeff Johnson is a current Hennepin County Commissioner and is 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 takes 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]

Biography

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]

Education

  • Detroit Lakes High School (1985)
  • Bachelor's from Concordia College (1989)
  • J.D. from Georgetown Law School (1992)

Elections

2014

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.[3]

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

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

2008

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

2006

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

2000

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]

Personal

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

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