Senator Craig Miner, a former member of the Executive Council of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and co-chairman of the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, has been a strong supporter of sportsmen’s issues and Connecticut’s sporting heritage in the Connecticut Legislature.
First elected in 2000 to the Connecticut House of Representatives, Miner served for seven terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives before being elected to the Connecticut Senate in 2016. In addition to his role as Co-Chairman of the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, he previously served as the Deputy Republican Leader in the House and as a Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee. He was also the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Conservation and Development and a member of the Energy and the Labor and Public Employment committees.
Senator Miner brings many years of experience in the private and public sectors to the Connecticut Senate. For many years, Senator Miner worked in the automotive industry, and also owned and operated the Litchfield Hills Filling Station for nearly a decade. A long-time public servant, he served as First Selectman of the Town of Litchfield prior to being elected to the House of Representatives.
Senator Miner, a dedicated sportsman, has worked to advance sportsmen’s legislative interests throughout his tenure. He sponsored successful legislation that promotes youth hunting and fishing opportunities and establishes programs to provide lifetime licenses to Connecticut residents. In addition to advocating for his constituent sportsmen and women, Senator Miner represents Connecticut on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Senator Miner attended Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey. He and his wife, Margy, have five children and eight grandchildren.
Your opinion counts
Sportsmen and women have been on the receiving end of increased attention from the non-hunting public, criticizing the traditional “grip and grin” photos on various social media platforms. As a sportsman or sportswoman, what strategies have you utilized to address this negative feedback?Vote Here
- I don’t post “grip and grin” photos for that reason (40.00%)
- My social media is private to avoid unwanted comments (20.00%)
- I engage the individual in the comment section or in direct messages (0.00%)
- I post more “grip and grin” photos to prove a point (0.00%)
- When posting hunting or fishing photos I tell a narrative that focuses on aspects of hunting that the general public widely supports, such as the procurement of meat for family and friends (10.00%)
- I don’t engage those individuals (30.00%)