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Joel D. Miller – a short biography

April 29, 2021

By Rick Smith

Joel D. Miller is the elected, long-serving county auditor in Linn County, Iowa’s second-largest county and home to the state’s second largest city, Cedar Rapids.

Miller has occupied the post since early 2007 when he won a special election to fill a vacancy. He was easily reelected in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.

As county auditor, Miller has advocated for better oversight of county spending; objected to no-bid contracts; questioned managers who added to their salaries by taking cash instead of using vacation; opposed the practice by some department heads of maintaining special bank accounts outside the purview of the county treasurer; and called for a limit on the number of employees who take county-owned cars home after work.

Miller’s tenure in elected office has featured an independence and a willingness to challenge the status quo. He has not been a “dutiful wallflower,” The Gazette in Cedar Rapids said of Miller in endorsing him for reelection along the way. Gazette columnist Todd Dorman has written that Miller has taken a place among the “rattlers of government cages.” In other words, other elected officials have not always agreed with him — from those in county and state government all the way to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. (CONTINUED)

Posted by Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor | Paid for by Miller for Iowa Secretary of State Exploratory Committee (M4SOSEC) | Contributions accepted via Venmo or Zelle to Miller4IowaSOS@gmail.com

Miller circulating nomination papers

April 6, 2021

GREAT NEWS!   Joel Miller, 65, of Robins is still exploring a run for Iowa Secretary of State (SoS) in the June 7, 2022, Democratic Primary Election. 

NEXT STEP.  Gather 100 signatures from each of Iowa’s 99 counties on Miller’s nomination petitions. 

WHY NOW?  The filing deadline for a candidate for Secretary of State is about eleven (11) months away

WHO CAN SIGN MILLER’S NOMINATION PETITIONS?  Any resident of Iowa who is eligible to vote. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?  You can circulate Miller’s printable nomination petitions to your county residents – see links below: 

Black Hawk residents only

Clayton County

Dallas County

Dubuque County

Johnson County

Jones County

Linn County

Polk County

Scott County

Woodbury County

ANY COUNTY nomination petition (FILL-IN the COUNTY NAME in the blank space, and print)

WHY IS MILLER EXPLORING a run for Secretary of State?

  • To make voting easy
  • To speak the truth to lies about our elections
  • To restore faith and trust in Iowa’s elections

WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH gathering signatures, please mail your signed nomination petitions to:

MILLER 4 IOWA SOS  –  375 PHAETON DRIVE – ROBINS, IA  52328

IF YOU ONLY COLLECT a couple of signatures, that’s fine.  Mail your petitions to the above address because every signature gets Miller one step closer to meeting signature requirements. 

SEND A MESSAGE TODAY by circulating Miller’s nomination petitions. 

Thanks in advance for your support! 

Paid for by Miller for Iowa Secretary of State Exploratory Committee (M4SOSEC)

Contributions accepted via Venmo or Zelle to Miller4IowaSOS@gmail.com

Iowa needs another Miller, Fitzgerald, or Sand

January 30, 2021

Earlier this week, Iowa’s current Secretary of State sent out a fundraising letter saying the “Radical Left” and the “Liberals have launched a well-funded, national effort to take control of election authorities in every state.”  Really?  Who is running for Secretary of State in Iowa aside from the incumbent?

I’m exploring a run for Iowa Secretary of State so I created the Miller for Iowa Secretary of State Exploratory Committee (M4SOSEC).

The purpose of creating this Committee is to recruit a current or former county auditor to run for Secretary of State in 2022 or to run for Secretary of State myself. Frankly, I don’t know if anyone other than a Republican can win another state-wide office in Iowa.  Is there another Tom Miller, Michael Fitzgerald, or Rob Sand out there?

If this Exploratory Committee (EC) is superseded by my decision to run for Secretary of State, all unspent funds will be transferred to my new campaign committee.  If the EC is dissolved due to my decision not to run, all unspent funds will be transferred to the Iowa Democratic Party.

Do you have an opinion on who should or should not run for Secretary of State?  I encourage you to post your comments below or email Miller4IowaSoS@gmail.com

Paid for by Miller for Iowa Secretary of State Exploratory Committee (M4SOSEC) | Contributions accepted via Venmo or Zelle to Miller4IowaSOS@gmail.com


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