Jeremy Miller (politician)

Jeremy R. Miller (born February 9, 1983) is a Minnesota politician and the 13th and current President of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 28, which comprises parts of Fillmore, Houston, and Winona counties in the southeastern part of the state.

Jeremy Miller
13th President of the Minnesota Senate
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
Preceded byWarren Limmer (Acting)
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 28th district
31st (2011–2013)
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded bySharon Erickson Ropes
Personal details
Born (1983-02-09) February 9, 1983
Winona, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Janel Ellinghuysen
EducationMinnesota State College, Winona


Miller graduated from Winona Senior High School in 2001, and earned his A.A.S. from Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical in Winona in 2004.[1][2]

Minnesota Senate

Miller was first elected to the Senate in 2010, defeating incumbent DFL legislator Sharon Erickson Ropes, and was re-elected to his second term in 2012.[2] He was selected by his caucus to succeed Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach as Senate President, and took over that position in 2019.[3]

Personal life

Miller is married to Janel (Ellinghuysen) and the couple have three children: Drew, Luke, and Tom.

Miller is a small business owner, and the chief financial officer of Wm. Miller Scrap Iron and Metal Co. in Winona, a family-owned and operated recycling business that dates back to 1910. Miller and his two brothers, Todd and Willie, are the fourth generation of their family to be involved in the business and work together with their father and employees.[4]

He is a director on the Winona State University Warrior Club Board and Saint Mary’s University athletic advisory board. He also 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 member of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical Alumni Association. In addition, Miller serves on the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Service Corp. Board of Directors, based in Washington, DC.[5][6][7]


  1. "Jeremy Miller for State Senate". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  2. "Legislator Record - Miller, Jeremy R". Minnesota Legislators Past & Present. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  3. "Winona's Jeremy Miller elected Minnesota Senate president". Winona Daily News. November 9, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  4. "Scrap Metal Buyers, Buy Scrap Metal, Metal Buyers - Miller Scrap – Four Generations of Recycling".
  5. "Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation - Benefiting Winona Area Youth Athletics".
  6. "Jeremy Miller for State Senate | Winona, MN 55987". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  7. "RIOS™ Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors".
Political offices
Preceded by
Warren Limmer
President of the Minnesota Senate
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