Miller running to represent District 50 at State Capitol

by Todd Brooks

Jayce Miller, a sixth-generation Oklahoman from Ringling, is running as a Republican to become the next state representative of District 50.

Like his family members before him, Miller grew up in the farming and ranching industry, which is still the family business.

He and his wife Raena welcomed their first child, Alice, in March.

Miller, age 27, attended Murray State College and Oklahoma State University where he graduated with an agriculture education degree. Even though Miller has never been an elected official at the state level, he still has experience working in the building, working in the communications department of the Senate as an intern for the 2022-23 year.

He was elected as a city councilman in Ringling in 2021 and serves as president of the Ringling Community Foundation, which just established a Veterans Memorial Park set to open in June.

“I’ve always been interested in politics,” Miller said. “We’re in tough times right now. There is just tax, tax, tax.”

Miller said he is pro-life, pro Second Amendment and pro limited government.

“I’m strongly against any agenda, and against any item that tries to prohibit or go after our guns,” Miller said. “I did a survey for Students for Life, and I checked yes on almost all the items they had. And I’m all for limited government. Even in the town of Ringling I’m for keeping small government because sometimes even our city government tries to come in and say you can’t do this or you can’t do that. Any government that comes in and says you can do this, but you can’t do that or you’ve got to pay more taxes, I’m against it to my core.”

Miller thinks it is important to know what is in a bill before voting for it and said that he wouldn’t vote for any legislation before reading it.

If there would ever come a time where his thoughts and the majority of his constituents thoughts didn’t line up, he would look at the issue seriously before voting on it.

“I would be open-minded toward it,” Miller said. “I would pray about it and do what I thought was the right thing to do.”

The Republican primary is June 18.