Jeremy Miller – Candidate for State Senate District 28
Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised right here in southeastern Minnesota. I’m happily married to my beautiful wife, Janel and we are proud parents of three young boys, Drew, 4½ and 3-year-old twins, Luke and Tom. I’m a small business owner and active community member.
Tell us about your work/life experience: I’m the chief financial officer at Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co., a fourth generation family recycling business dating back to 1910. I also serve on a number of boards and committees, including at: Southeast Technical College, Winona State University, Saint Mary’s University, Winona Health, and Chamber of Commerce.
Tell us why you are running for office: It’s a great honor to serve our district as state senator. One of my biggest frustrations at the Capitol is the extreme partisanship of party politics. My approach is different and my philosophy simple: listen to the people and work together toward positive results for the state of Minnesota. I’m extremely proud of what I’ve been able to help accomplish during my time in the Minnesota Senate, including working to increase funding for our schools and nursing homes. We honored our veterans by building the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery and worked hard for property tax relief.
Gregory M. Davids – Candidate for State Representative District 28B
Tell us about yourself: Married to Bonnie for 37 years. Father of three daughters: Katie (Eric) Larson and grandsons Daniel and Samuel, Karrie (Josh) Stai, and Kimberlie (Matt) Dillon. I enjoy church, mission trips, golfing, and serving the people of District 28B on the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Tell us about your work/life experience: Financial services business for 34 years. Family farm owner, former Preston city councilman, three term mayor of Preston. Currently, Minnesota House of Representatives Tax Committee chairman, serve on Ways & Means, Veterans Affairs and Commerce Committees. Former chairman Commerce Committee and Agriculture Committee and Speaker Pro-tem.
Tell us why you are running for office: I am running because I am passionate about serving others, serving our communities, schools, and nursing homes, serving our farmers and small business people. By the time a problem or concern gets to my office, it can be quite complex. I like to sit down with both political parties and try to devise a solution. The office is about serving others and solving problems.
I hope to continue to be an advocate for our rural schools, nursing homes, farmers and small businesses. It is simply an honor to serve the people of Fillmore and Houston Counties.
Thomas Trehus – Candidate for State Representative District 28B
Tell us about yourself: I am a fifth generation resident of Wilmington Township in rural Spring Grove. I work for Minnowa Construction in Harmony and serve on the Spring Grove School Board. I also serve as vice-president of our local Sons of Norway lodge. When not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors with family.
Tell us about your work/life experience: After growing up on my family farm outside Spring Grove and graduating from Spring Grove High School, I attended and received a college degree from the University of Minnesota. After college, I worked in the United States Senate making sure Minnesotans were being heard at the highest levels of government.
Tell us why you are running for office: I am tired of the partisan gridlock in St. Paul. I am tired of career politicians putting their political party ahead of the people they represent. I am running to change that so we can make it easier to live and work in our communities. We need to make sure our small schools can survive and thrive into the future. We need to maintain our roads and bridges, while making key infrastructure improvements to projects such as the Lanesboro Dam. We must invest in rural broadband internet. And finally, we absolutely must make health insurance more affordable.