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Jeremy Miller

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Jeremy Miller
Jeremy Miller.jpg
Minnesota State Senate, District 28
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sMinnesota State College
Date of birthFebruary 9, 1983
Place of birthWinona, Minnesota
ProfessionCFO, Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co.
Office website
Campaign website
Jeremy R. Miller (b. February 9, 1983) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Miller earned his associate's degree in Accounting from Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in 2004. His professional experience includes serving as the CFO of Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co., his family's business.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Miller served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Higher Education and Workforce Development
Transportation and Public Safety


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Miller served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Miller's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

People First

  • Excerpt: "As your State Senator, I will continue to listen, learn and work together with constituents to help make Southeastern Minnesota and even better place to live, work and raise a family."

Job Creation / Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "We need to continue working on policies that help create jobs and promote economic development in the great state of Minnesota. As the number of jobs in Minnesota increase, so does our quality of life."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Larger government is not the answer. Better government is the solution."


  • Excerpt: "I will continue working to ensure our schools remain among the best in the country. Every child in the State of Minnesota deserves a high quality education and I am committed to making sure this trend continues."

Higher Education

  • Excerpt: "I will continue working together with our colleges and universities to ensure our higher education systems remains among the best in the country."



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Miller won election in District 31 in 2012 after redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Jack Krage (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeremy Miller Incumbent 57.2% 23,122
     Democratic Jack Krage 42.8% 17,303
Total Votes 40,425


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Miller had no opponent in the primary. He defeated incumbent Sharon Erickson Ropes (DFL) in the general election.[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 31 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeremy Miller (R) 13981 50.75%
Sharon Erickson Ropes (DFL) 13544 49.17%
Write-In 22 0.08%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $143,883 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[5]

Jeremy Miller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota Senate, District 28 Won $73,899
2010 Minnesota Senate, District 31 Won $69,984
Grand Total Raised $143,883


Miller won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $73,899.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeremy Miller's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$5,460
Fillmore County Republican Party of Minnesota$2,500
49th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota New$800
Minnesota Business Partnership$500
Kohner, Candice$500
Total Raised in 2012$73,899
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Miller raised $69,984 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,514
Houston County Republicans $2,000
1st Congressional District RPM $1,900
Miller, Jeremy $1,204


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[7]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[8]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[9]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[10]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[11]


Miller received a score of 62% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 27th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[12]


Miller received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 29th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[13]


Miller received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 22nd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[14]


Miller is married to his wife, Janel. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Winona Family YMCA, Rock Solid Youth Center, and Winona State University Warrior Club. He has also served as Vice President of the Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Howe (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 28
2013- present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sharon Erickson Ropes (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 31
Succeeded by
Michelle Benson (R)