Biography

Mark F. Miller is serving his third term in the Wisconsin Senate. He represents the 16th Senate District in Dane County. He was elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012.

Senator Miller serves on the Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs, the Senate Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection and Government Reform, and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. He is the former Senate Democratic Leader and the former Senate Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance.

Senator Miller served on the Governor’s Task Force to Improve Access to Oral Health, the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, the Child Welfare Program Enhancement Plan Implementation Team, and the Board of Health for Madison and Dane County.

Senator Miller served his country as a fighter pilot in the Wisconsin Air National Guard, retiring in 1995 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 30 years in the Guard.

For 13 years, Mark Miller ran a successful real estate management business with 90 employees.

Before his election to the State Senate, Senator Miller served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from January of 1999 to January of 2005. Senator Miller also served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

Senator Miller is a leading advocate in health care reform and has led the fight to pass a statewide health care plan in Wisconsin. He is committed to making health care both affordable and accessible. He is the author of legislation requiring health care coverage be provided for Wisconsin residents and children. He has continued to work to find effective and reasonably priced solutions to prescription drug costs and assure good quality health care for all Wisconsin citizens.

Senator Miller is committed to sound environmental policy and conservation. Mark strongly believes it is imperative to prevent contaminated drinking water, reduce runoff pollution into Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams and make Wisconsin more energy self-sufficient. He is the author of legislation that will reduce our dependence on imported energy, create jobs and encourage a cleaner environment. And, Senator Miller authored the Wisconsin Electronics Recycling Law.

Mark graduated from Middleton High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1973. He is also a graduate of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development and the Fleming Fellows Leadership Institute.

Senator Miller and his wife, Jo, have three adult children, and three grandchildren.