Miller seeking re-election to Minnesota State Senate
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:02 AM
Sen. Jeremy Miller, small business owner and entrepreneur from Winona, announced he plans to seek reelection to the Minnesota State Senate.
When asked about his first term in the Senate, Miller said, "When I was first sworn in as a senator, the State of Minnesota was facing a $6 billion budget deficit and an unemployment rate of over 7 percent. Today the state has a budget surplus of $1.3 billion and an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent."
Miller added, "Even though there is no doubt that our state is in much better financial shape today than we were just one year ago, we still have work to do."
Miller, who is the youngest member of the Minnesota Senate, certainly did not let his age hold him back from getting things done. His accomplishments during his first term in office include fixing the problematic changes to the Green Acres Program, which helps provide property tax relief to farmers.
Miller was also instrumental in passing legislation to allow Minnesota to enter into a new income tax reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin, moving forward on a veterans' cemetery in Fillmore County, making dangerous synthetic drugs like "Plant Food" and "Bath Salts" illegal, and reducing the size of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Central Office and passing the savings on to local campuses.
When asked about Miller's accomplishments, Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem said, "Senator Miller has done a fantastic job in his first two years in the Senate. He has demonstrated great leadership and is an outstanding example of a true statesman."
Miller and his wife, Janel, campaigned hard during the 2010 election and when asked about his plans for his 2012 campaign he said, "Janel and I, along with our son Drew, are very much looking forward to door knocking, parades and other events throughout the district.
"My philosophy since the beginning has been to listen and work together with the people in southeastern Minnesota to get results and there is no better way to do this than going door to door and listening to thoughts and ideas from constituents."