Brett Miller is running for re-election as State Representative where he has served for the past two terms. He has established himself as an active and committed representative of the people of the 41st district. While in Harrisburg he works to bring the issues of the constituents to the debates on the issues that are on the minds of the voters. When he is not in Harrisburg, he remains active and very involved with the community seeking input from the citizens, attending events, and helping the residents cut through bureaucratic red tape to receive the assistance that they need.
Brett has served on multiple committees during his tenure in Harrisburg. During his first term he served on the Local Government Committee, State Government Committee, Children and Youth Committee, and the Game and Fisheries Committee, on which he served as Secretary. During his second term, Brett continued to serve on the Local Government, State Government, and Children and Youth Committees, but was placed on the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee. Brett is actively engaged in the discussions of the issues and works across the aisle to try to find common ground on the issues facing Pennsylvanians. He is an independent voice on the issues and seeks the best possible policy while always keeping people and principle above politics.
During the second session he has had four of the bills he sponsored pass out of their respective committees. Two of his bills have passed out of the full House and are being considered by the Senate. The work to achieve passage of these bills is enormous, but Brett maintains his focus, his determination, and his commitment to see – as much as their success depends on him – these bills become law.
This work ethic and passion for public service have been the pattern for Brett's entire life and did not just start during his time in the General Assembly. Brett's resume and example show these traits in all he has done, and it is with this background that he remains committed to continuing the 41st District's proud tradition of straight-talking, reform, minded leadership in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Born in the Poconos region, Brett moved to Lancaster County over 30 years ago, right after completing his graduate degree. Career-wise, Brett has helped thousands of students walk the path to maturity as a school guidance counselor, first at Garden Spot School District for four years, and then for the next 21 years at Warwick School District. Always one to care for and challenge the students to grow in knowledge, strength and character, Brett has consistently been drawn to roles where he can be of service to others.
Brett is married to his wife, Jennifer, a 4th grade teacher in the Lancaster Mennonite School system. The Millers have put down deep roots in their East Hempfield neighborhood, attend church in Manor Township, and believe that the beauty, the vitality, and the community-mindedness of the 41st district make it an excellent place to live.
Brett is a social and fiscal conservative and has sought to bring a respectful and common-sense approach to local government.
In his previous service as an East Hempfield township supervisor, Brett has earned a reputation as a true friend to the taxpayer. Recognized for his leadership skills, he was elected by his peers to serve as board chairman for four years. In this role, he was responsible for leading the board in setting
policies and direction for the management of a $14 million budget, 66 full time employees, public safety services, public infrastructure needs, traffic management and public recreation. Beyond his work as a supervisor on the local level, Brett was also appointed and elected to leadership positions in
county and statewide governmental organizations, which only deepened his understanding of how to make government work.
While serving as township supervisor, through tough choices, wise management, and a considerable dose of courage, Brett led Lancaster County’s second-largest township from facing a dismal fiscal outlook to a sizable surplus – all without raising taxes or cutting services.
On the personal side, Brett is a long distance runner who has competed in and finished eight marathons. He’s a member of the NRA, a Penn State football fan, and a pretty decent guitar player.
Brett holds principal and counselor certifications from Penn State University and Millersville University respectively, and has earned a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree from Liberty University.