Over the past few weeks, I have been approached by several people who have asked me to run for Minnesota's First Congressional District seat in 2014.

I'm honored to be thought of as a potential candidate for this position, and when someone asks you to run for United States Congress, I believe it deserves a strong look.

After thoughtful consideration, Janel and I have decided that with our young and growing family (16-month-old son and expecting twin boys in August), my responsibilities in our family's fourth-generation recycling business and my role as District 28 State Senator, the timing just isn't right to run for Congress.

I'm focused on being the best husband and father I can be, along with running a successful small business and continuing to serve the people of Fillmore, Houston and Winona counties as a member of the Minnesota Senate.

Sen. Jeremy Miller

(R-Winona)