State Rep. Ron Miller, R-Jacobus, announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination to fill Mike Waugh’s recently vacated seat in the state Senate.
Full release, after the jump:
York County, PA – Rep. Ron Miller (R-Jacobus) today announced his intention to seek the nomination to represent the citizens of York County for the vacant 28th State Senate seat created by the recent retirement of Senator Mike Waugh.
“Public service is a true passion of mine and I firmly believe I can be an effective advocate for the people of York County in the State Senate,” Miller explained. “As a member of the State House, I am uniquely positioned to hit the ground running and aggressively tackle the important issues facing the citizens of York County and the Commonwealth in the coming months and beyond.”
Currently the Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Miller brings to his candidacy over two decades of real-world private sector experience as the safety and environmental manager of Adhesives Research Inc. in Glen Rock. While serving as Chairman of the House Labor & Industry Committee, Miller was able to play a key role in passage of landmark legislation that will reform the state’s Unemployment Compensation System and put it on a path to restore solvency by 2019. For his work on this issue and others on behalf of Pennsylvania’s job creators, Miller was recognized as a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
“As someone who has worked in the private business world, I understand firsthand the cause and effect of public policy,” added Miller. “As a legislator, I understand job creation is foremost on the minds of Pennsylvanians and have worked to craft policies that will promote job growth not hinder it.”
Miller also pointed to his work as the Chairman of the multi-state Chesapeake Bay Commission, as an example of his commitment to ensuring both the Commonwealth and the York County Region have a representative voice in major policy decisions.
“It is critical that we work on efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay while assuring those efforts are performed in the most cost effective manner for Pennsylvania residents in the Susquehanna River Basin,” added Miller.
In a letter to members of the York County Republican Committee, Miller explained that successfully serving in the legislature is a lot like a successful marriage.
“My wife Kitty and I have not always agreed on every issue but by being honest and respectful of each other we have enjoyed 38 years of marriage,” said Miller. “The ability to be honest and respectful of the differing views of my colleagues has helped me to guide difficult issues through committees and the legislature.”
In conclusion, Miller added that he plans to be a candidate for both the Special and Primary Elections. The Special Election for the 28th Senatorial District has been scheduled by the lieutenant governor for Tuesday, March 18th.