Minnesota Report

The Republican Senate Majority Caucus advanced Senate President Jeremy Miller (R-28, Winona) from the podium to the floor last night in an election to fill the vacancy created by Sen Paul Gazelka’s (R-09-Nisswa) resignation as Majority Leader. Miller a fourth-term member, is a deliberative legislator, who leaves a solid the impression that he fully listens to concerns and takes them into consideration. He is a rather fresh face to most outside of the legislative process. As a small business owner and Chief Financial Officer for his family owned scrap metal business he knows the value of a resource and also the value of recycling and as a  past member of the Tax Committee, he knows where the state’s revenue comes from. We doubt though, as a member of the Redistricting Committee he and his caucus can strike a bargain with the DFL House Caucus on a redistricting plan that will not be drawn by the courts, although we suggest a legislative route is a far more beneficial path when attempting to protect something rather than letting the chips fall where the five judge panel drops them.

The caucus announcement of his election is shown here.

Today Senate Republicans elected new leadership. Senator Jeremy Miller (R- Winona) was elected to the leader position after Senator Paul Gazelka announced he was stepping down last week.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be elected by my peers as Leader,” Miller said. “For the last five years, Senate Republicans have worked to advance Minnesota in so many ways. From lowering taxes, historic funding for the education of our students, stabilizing healthcare markets, fixing MNLARS, prioritizing small businesses, and supporting our law enforcement, I’m incredibly proud of the way our majority has improved the lives of every Minnesotan. As we head into a bonding year, we will invest in the top priorities for the state and create a fair and transparent redistricting process for the next election.”

Senator Miller was first elected to the Senate in 2010. He has been President of the Senate since 2019, and at the time, was the youngest serving President to hold the position.

Additional Biographical Information

Miller lives in Winona with his wife, Janel, and their three sons: Drew, and twins Luke and Tom. Miller is a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical and earned an Associate Degree in Accounting from the Winona campus.

Miller is also the Chief Financial Officer for Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co., a family owned and operated business that dates back to 1910. Miller and his two brothers are the fourth generation from their family to be involved in the company and they work together with their father and a dedicated team of employees. Miller’s responsibilities include accounting, business development, marketing, human resources, as well as domestic and global sales. He also oversees the company’s Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Management System.

Miller serves as Vice President of the Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation, an organization that has been instrumental in supporting and sustaining youth athletics. He is a Director on the Winona State University Warrior Club Board, Saint Mary’s University Athletic Advisory Board, and the Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical President’s Advisory Board and a member of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce.