Recycler Elected as Youngest Minnesota Senate President in Modern Era

J Miller PortraitJeremy Miller of ISRI member Wm. Mill Scrap Iron & Metal was officially sworn in as the youngest Minnesota State Senate president in the modern era when the state’s legislature reconvened for the 2019 legislative session on January 8. Miller has been a very active member of ISRI, serving in the past on its board of directors. He is also a former chair and currently sits on the Global Recycling Standards Organization Board of Directors which houses the Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS™).

“I am constantly overwhelmed with gratitude in this job,” said Sen. Miller. “Every day I cherish the fact that the residents of Fillmore, Houston, and Winona Counties continue to trust me as their voice at the Capitol, and now I am equally grateful to my colleagues for trusting me to preside over the Senate with the respect and dignity Minnesotans deserve.”

Jeremy Miller is a fourth-generation recycler, serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the family owned and operated Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co. The company has 20 employees who are involved in a recycling operation that includes shears, balers, cranes, excavators, trucks, loaders as well as various types of other equipment. They also operate a licensed mixed solid waste and construction and demolition transfer station and provide roll-off dumpster services.

Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor served as the Senate president from the state’s founding in 1858 until 1973, at which point the Minnesota Senate began electing its own presidents. While there were younger Lieutenant Governors to serve as Senate president, at 35 years old, Sen. Miller is the youngest state Senator in Minnesota history to serve as president. Sen. Miller, who was 26 when he won his first election, was also the second youngest state Senator in Minnesota history.

Miller will serve on the Capital Investment Committee, the Higher Education Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Taxes Committee.

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