Rep. Miller latest Minnesota lawmaker to not seek reelection

Another Minnesota state lawmaker has decided to not seek reelection.

Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, announced Monday that he won’t seek reelection this year.

He was first elected in 2014 and most recently has served on the Agriculture Finance and Policy, Taxes, and Ways and Means committees.

Several other Minnesota legislators have been opting to retire or not seek reelection, including Rep. Jim Davnie and Rep. Rod Hamilton just last week.

Miller’s full announcement can be viewed below.

“Serving in the Minnesota House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors of my life. When the people of House District 17A elected me in 2014, my singular goal was to give them the representation they deserved. To my constituents, I want you to know that I have worked every day to earn the trust you placed in me.

“Still, life is full of exciting beginnings and inevitable endings. After careful thought and prayer, I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the Minnesota House of Representatives. These last seven years have been full of triumph and challenges; the expected and unexpected. Through it all, I am thankful for God’s great faithfulness.

“Despite this announcement, I want my constituents to know that I will not be sidelined as the next legislative session begins. The Minnesota Legislature will be a busy place as 2022 unfolds, and I intend to be in the arena. Until the end, I will fight for all the issues we care about most: life, families, and freedom. You elected me to serve my full term, and I will do exactly that.

“As the end of my legislative career draws closer, I am nevertheless excited for the future. Many of you know that pro-life work has been the most important part of my time in government. As such, I am thrilled to announce that I will be focusing all my efforts on defending the unborn with a new initiative I will be discussing soon. Protecting the unborn is one of the most consequential missions of our time, and I am eager to continue the fight.

“Finally, I would like to say that my service in the Minnesota House would not have been possible without the love and support of my wife, Cherie, and our family. For me, faith in the Almighty, and devotion to family, have always been most important.”