Craig Miner is a State Senator and trusted name in the fight for fiscal responsibility. His experiences as a first selectman and small business owner provide him with an understanding of how state policies affect taxpayers and job creators. He’s running for re-election to improve our economy and fight for our common-sense values.
Craig was elected to his first term in the State Senate representing the 30th district in 2016. He was named Deputy Senate Republican Majority Leader by Republican Senator Pro Tempore Len Fasano after his election. He currently services as the Co-Chair of both the EnvironmentCommittee, and the Labor and Public Employees Committee, the Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee and serves on the Public Safety and Security Committee and the Regulation Review Committee. Prior to being elected to the State Senate he served in the Connecticut House of Representatives.
Craig’s service is also reflected in national efforts. He serves as Connecticut’s legislative representative on the 15-state Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, a cooperative aimed at protecting and managing marine fisheries within state jurisdiction. He has served on the Executive Committee for the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and is co-chair of the Connecticut Sportsmen’s Caucus.
Prior to his election to the Connecticut General Assembly, Craig served as First Selectman of the Town of Litchfield from 1991 to 2001. He resigned from the office in February 2001 to assume his legislative duties. His administration successfully promoted open government and maintained a stable tax base throughout the 1990s.
Craig’s extensive public service background also includes serving on the state’s Sheff vs. O’Neill panel, E911 Commission, and as chairman of the Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials. Since 1977, he has held sales and management positions in local automotive dealerships. He also owned and operated the Litchfield Filling Station from 1989 to 1998.
Craig is married to his wife, Margy, and resides on East Chestnut Hill Road in Litchfield. Together they have five children and eight grandchildren. Both he and Margy enjoy gardening and caring for their numerous chickens, dog, cat, and honeybees. When not working or doing chores Craig can be found foraging for mushrooms, fishing, hiking, hunting, or canoeing around the northwest corner. During the winter months, you can find Craig on the ice for his weekly ice hockey game.