GovernorTim Pawlenty NameAnnette Meeks Political partyRepublican RolePolitician
Spouse(s)John E. "Jack" Meeks ReligionChristian
BornApril 12, 1960 (age 55) (1960-04-12) Alma materAmerican Campaign Academy
University of Minnesota PartyRepublican Party of Minnesota ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
Annette meeks lt gov candidate
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.
Annette meeks stop counting when the disgruntled loser gets enough votes
Meeks pursued a degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and also graduated from the American Campaign Academy in Washington, D.C.. 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 CEO 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.
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.