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Governor: Sue Jeffers


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Sue Jeffers, who owns a bar on the University of Minnesota campus, has been a vocal opponents of efforts to limit or ban smoking in public. She's running as a Republican in the primary against Gov. Pawlenty. Jeffers says she has been disappointed with the leadership of Gov. Pawlenty and other party leaders. She says her campaign will focus on lower taxes and property rights. Jeffers has successfully led the efforts to scale back Hennepin County's smoking bans. She says her campaign will also focus on property rights and limited government.

In her loss to Gov. Tim Pawlenty in the September 2006 primary, Jeffers received about 11 percent of the Republican vote.

Candidate Bio

Sue Jeffers
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
Born:
October 3, 1956
Lifelong Minnesota resident.
Personal:
Mother of 3 children: Sara 19, Brett 16, Amy 15
Occupation:
Owner of Stub & Herbs Restaurant (Minneapolis) 1979-Present
Education:
Graduate Richfield High School 1975; University of Duluth 1975-1977; University of Minnesota 1977-1979 with a major in business and political science.
Major political experience:
None indicated.

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Links and Resources

Campaign Web site:
Document suejeffers.org

Candidate Pages

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