|Minnesota Metropolitan Council
Member for the 7th District
|Born||April 12, 1960|
|Spouse(s)||John E. "Jack" Meeks|
|Alma mater||American Campaign Academy
University of Minnesota
Annette Meeks (born April 12, 1960) is a Minnesota Republican politician and a member of the state's Metropolitan Council. She was the 2010 endorsed Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, running with gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.
Meeks pursued a degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and graduated from the American Campaign Academy in Washington, D.C., an educational organization that specialized in teaching campaign tactics to members of the Republican Party. She served as deputy chief of staff for House Speaker Newt Gingrich during his time in office. She later served as chief executive officer of the Center of the American Experiment, a conservative think tank, and as the vice chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota. She is the founder and president of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota .
Meeks was appointed to Minnesota's Metropolitan Council in 2003 by Governor Tim Pawlenty. She was reappointed to a second four-year term in 2007. She serves as vice chair of the Council’s Community Development and Transportation Committees, with transportation being one of her major interests.
On April 28, 2010, state representative and gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer named Meeks as his running mate. It was noted that she had previously argued that the position of lieutenant governor should be abolished.
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