Bricklee Miller, District Four Supervisor for Oktibbeha County, is announcing her intentions to seek the District 15 seat for the Mississippi State Senate. The seat was recently vacated by the retirement of Gary Jackson.
Governor Tate Reeves will announce the dates for qualifying and the election to fill the vacancy.
“I’m running for State Senate to make a difference for every corner of the district and the state as a whole,” Miller said. “Our district needs a strong voice with a proven ability to get things done. I’ll fight for the same conservative principles at the capitol as I fought for on the Board of Supervisors, and I’ll work tirelessly to make sure the unique needs of our district get the attention they deserve. I sincerely ask the voters of Senate District 15 for their trust and vote.”
Miller, who is in her second term as Supervisor, was the first woman ever elected to the board of supervisors in Oktibbeha County. In addition to her responsibilities as an elected official, October 2020, will mark her 20th year as director of the Mississippi Horse Park. The Horse Park was founded through a partnership of Mississippi State University, Oktibbeha County and the City of Starkville.
Miller came to the Horse Park when it was “four metal buildings on a gravel road,” and under her leadership, it is now recognized nationally as one of the premier facilities of its kind, having received many awards for tourism, economic development and excellence of hosted events.
During her tenure as supervisor, Miller has fought successfully to bring broadband internet service to underserved areas in the county, along with fiscal responsibility, accountability and efficiency spending taxpayer dollars. Her efforts to make needed infrastructure improvements have resulted in new construction of the Partnership School, Industrial Park, Hail State Boulevard, Locksley Way Multi-use Path, as well as, paving or repaving many miles of road in all areas of her district.
A native of Meridian, Miller moved to Starkville after high school graduation to attend Mississippi State. While a student, she met her husband of 22 years, Donnie Miller, who is a self-employed, third generation cattle farmer and landowner. They attend Pinelake Church and are actively engaged in the lives of their 19 nieces and nephews.
Miller is involved in several community and state organizations like the Starkville Rotary Club where she has earned the distinction of Paul Harris Fellow; Greater Starkville Development Partnership; Mississippi Association of Supervisors where she serves as a member of the Scholarship Committee; and Women In Agriculture.