November 6, 2019

The End

Since I was 7, many of my friends and family have told me it was only a matter of time until I ran for office. I never really anticipated it. That said, when I decided to run for County Treasurer in January, I went at this at the only speed I know: 100% full throttle. From the first time I …

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November 4, 2019

Just Tuning In? Check Out My Facebook Page

In case you’re just tuning into the election, please check out my Facebook page. We’ve been building this campaign for the last 9 months, attending events, visiting places, and knocking doors all across Cumberland County, and generating ideas on how to serve its residents. Please know that I’m running for something – not against something or someone. See what I’ve …

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November 2, 2019

The Final Days

As you’re reading this, you’re probably warm under a blanket, looking out the window at the frost and planning your beautiful sunny day. My son, who just turned 4 yesterday, is at a party with friends from Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill. I’m not there. Instead, I’m fueled up for another day of canvassing. Yesterday, I knocked doors in Lemoyne …

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October 28, 2019

Miller Endorsed by Tom Brier

Tom Brier, lawyer, author, and Congressional candidate, has endorsed Jake Miller for Cumberland County Treasurer. In a statement, Brier said: “Few people embody the idea of public service as much as Jake Miller. A lifelong educator and community activist, Jake has dedicated his career to improving the lives of others. Indeed, as one of Jake’s former students told me at …

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October 28, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Jake Miller For Treasurer

Jeff Fox of New Cumberland: “Miller is a leader who values bipartisanship.” (PennLive and Carlisle Sentinel) Pat Charuhas of South Middleton: “He will perform his duties of collector and disburser. However, he brings a fresh approach to the office.” (Sentinel) Mayor Tim Scott of Carlisle: “Miller is ready to make Cumberland County his classroom and serve as our next county …

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October 24, 2019

The Goal: The Most Transparent Budget in Pennsylvania

If I’ve learned anything while running for office, it would be there is an inverse correlation between the amount of light shed on government operations and the potential for problems. With that in mind, as County Treasurer, I am seeking to make the most transparent and easily accessible budget in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This means: In the short-term, I …

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October 17, 2019

Miller Endorsed By Keith McCall, former Speaker of the PA House

Former Speaker of the House and long-time legislator Keith McCall has endorsed Jake Miller for Cumberland County Treasurer. Regarding the endorsement, McCall said: “Jake is a public servant because that’s all his family knows. His mother, a banker and now office manager for a district magistrate, his father, a volunteer firefighter, borough councilman and head of the planning commission, both …

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October 9, 2019

Mutts for Miller – Or Is it Miller for Mutts?

This past weekend was a great success with our Mutts for Miller event at Willow Park in Camp Hill. We had plenty of vendors and even more friends and fidos turn out, including my new friend Harry (who I’m pictured with at right). While we didn’t let the rain tear down our parade, it reminds me just how important dogs …

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October 2, 2019

Pick Up a Mr. Jake Miller Yard Sign

Our new signs are in and they look fantastic! These things are not meant to sit in a box, so help me get my name across the county by adding one to your yard or sharing with a friend. Yard signs in actual yards matter more than those at the red light, especially if you live (or have a friend …

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September 28, 2019

If AirBnB’s Paying Taxes Are a Problem, I Have a Solution

One of the recurring issues plaguing the Cumberland County Treasurer’s Office is ensuring that AirBnB properties and other “gig rentals” are paying their fair share of taxes to the county. The work of Treasurer Gross and the excellent members of the Treasurer’s Office have helped track down delinquent accounts, and the Board of Commissioners has discussed using a social media …

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September 15, 2019

Let’s Provide Veterans Free Hunting Licenses

I come from a family with proud military roots. My brother was deployed to Iraq several times, and my cousins, my uncle, and my grandfather have all served our country with distinction. While the number of soldiers currently serving in the United States Armed Forces has dropped below 1% of the total population, there are 22,000 veterans who make Cumberland …

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September 10, 2019

9/11 + 18

September 11, 2001 is a day that is etched into the memory of our souls. Nary an American forgets what they were doing when they learned about the tragedy that fell upon New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA. The darkness we felt that day is as deep a color as any red, white, or blue on an American …

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August 22, 2019

Miller Endorsed by Jon Ritchie, NFL Player, Radio Host, and Former Candidate for State Senate

NFL player, radio host, and former Republican State Senate candidate Jon Ritchie has endorsed Jake Miller for Cumberland County Treasurer. Regarding the endorsement, Ritchie said: “I respect Jake Miller’s diligence, intelligence, and his mission to positively impact our community. As a teacher, he’s shown commitment and integrity in empowering our children. As a leader, he believes good government knows no …

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August 21, 2019

Jake Miller: Let’s Streamline Government With Technology

Earlier this month, Jake Miller met with members of the Courthouse’s financial team, and he was pleased to learn that there is plenty of teamwork between the offices of the Commissioners, Controller, and Treasurer. He remains committed to that vision, but wants to explore ways to enhance communication and collaboration so they remain a priority for county-wide government. “One of …

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August 16, 2019

Miller Endorsed by Eugene DePasquale, PA Auditor General

Eugene DePasquale, Pennsylvania’s Auditor General and Candidate for the 10th Congressional District, has endorsed Jake Miller for Cumberland County Treasurer. In a statement, DePasquale said: “From his time in the classroom to his campaign for Treasurer, Jake has demonstrated a commitment to public service that puts people before politics. We need his common sense leadership to watch out for the …

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May 3, 2019

First Meeting My Opponent

A quick Google search of the word opposition turns up the terms “resistance” and “dissent” as “expressed in argument.” The problem with partisan politics means we view everyone who doesn’t fit our bubble as “opposition.” This political campaign will be different. Yesterday’s Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Candidates’ Forum was when I first met Kelly Neiderer, my Republican “opponent.” As all …

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April 14, 2019

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Earlier this week, many news outlets (including PennLive) reported that a State House Rep was reintroducing the idea of  registration stickers on our vehicles. Faster than one can say “wait a minute, didn’t we already remove that?” – we did, and we’ve been losing money on the plan because people frankly didn’t care to get a new sticker. I’d like …

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April 2, 2019

On Being an April Fool

Yesterday, after I taught about the history of April Fools’ Day, I went out on the campaign trail. One citizen that I met at a party very honestly asked, “aren’t you the fool for doing this — running for office?” My response may have knocked her over more quickly than those who thought spaghetti grew on trees (a 1957 prank). …

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March 16, 2019

Petitions Filed: 878 Signatures Just the Beginning

I am pleased to announce that, earlier this week, I filed my petitions with Cumberland County to appear on the ballot. A sincere thank you to my neighbors, friends, and family for joining 877 others to promote me as an official candidate. However, if there’s one major lesson I have thus far learned on the campaign trail, it is simply …

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March 1, 2019

Despite Varying Political Perspectives, One Thing Remains the Same

I’ve spent a good amount of time at meetings, parties, and canvassing these past few weeks. No matter who I speak to, regardless of what “letter” appears after their name, one thing remains consistent: Cumberland County citizens expect the same of their quality of government as they do their quality of teachers. That involves: Communication – I’ve long thought that …

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February 19, 2019

The Exhaustive Energy of the Early Campaign Trail

Last night I sat in bed for a few hours just as things swirled through my head. “There’s so much to do…” That rippling current ebbs and flows at the forefront of my mind and attention, even at 4am. But my secondary thought is, “This is exhilarating.” Now that I’ve launched my first campaign, the most enjoyable thing has been …

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