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Sid Miller is serving as the 12th Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, with his first term beginning in January 2015. Commissioner Miller brings a wealth of knowledge to the Texas Department of Agriculture. He is recognized as one of the state’s most dynamic and effective conservative leaders, as well as one of the state’s staunchest defenders of constitutional freedoms.

During his six terms as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, Commissioner Miller brought his real world agricultural experience to the table. He’s your everyday man who’s made a difference in his community and for the Lone Star State by working as a small businessman, community leader, school teacher, agriculturist and former school board member. In every aspect of his work, Commissioner Miller has proven his convictions in being pro-business and pro-job creation.

As the leader of the Texas Department of Agriculture, Commissioner Miller is working to safeguard water resources to ensure access for farmers and ranchers, as well as fighting to secure our nation’s porous border with Mexico. A true Texan through-and-through, Commissioner Miller is focused on promoting the best Texas-grown and Texas-made products through the GO TEXAN program. Additionally, Commissioner Miller will push for polices to continue growing the Texas economy and creating jobs.

Commissioner Miller was born in De Leon, Texas, and has a deep-rooted history in Texas’ agriculture industry. He is a cattle rancher and farmer, as well as the owner/operator of a commercial nursery business. A former six-term member of the Texas House of Representatives, Commissioner Miller served as chairman of the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee. He also is a professional rodeo cowboy and holds nine American Quarter Horse Association world championship titles.

He is a graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Agriculture Education. Commissioner Miller maintains close ties to Stephenville, where he owns and operates a nursery business.

Commissioner Miller and his wife, Debra, have been married for 36 years. The Millers have two sons and two grandchildren.

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