Sid Miller To Seek Reelection As Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller will be seeking reelection in 2022. Miller made the announcement on Monday as his campaign began to gear up for reelection. The announcement puts to rest months of speculation that Miller could challenge Governor Greg Abbott in the Republican primary.
Miller joined The Chad Hasty Show on June 9th to discuss his political future at the time.
Miller told Hasty that, "We need a new Governor for sure. I don't think there is any way he (Abbott) can win a general election". Miller said that in the "next couple of weeks" he would decide on whether or not to run for Governor or to run for reelection as Texas Agriculture Commissioner. When asked his thoughts on former President Trump's endorsement of Abbott, Miller said the endorsement was "odd" and said, "I don't know what that's about. It was real, real strange". Miller said that while the former President's endorsement of Abbott has some "weight to it", it wouldn't stop him from running if he felt that he was called to run.
“I really have the best and most rewarding job in the world,” Miller said in a statement. “That’s why, after listening to the advice of supporters, friends and my team, I have decided that I can best serve Texas by continuing this important work.”
“Today I am announcing my campaign for reelection as your Texas Agriculture Commissioner."
Miller is currently serving his second term in office as Texas Agriculture Commissioner. While Miller is running for reelection he is also promising to hold elected officials accountable.