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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