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Former congressman up for VA Secretary

Congressman Jeff Miller speaking on the 2016 election with WEAR-TV

Long-time Northwest Florida Republican Congressman Jeff Miller is a candidate for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary.

According to Military Times, Jeff Miller was a top adviser for President Donald Trump during his 2016 bid for President. Ronny Jackson withdrew his name from the nomination process on Thursday.

Miller spent his entire political career advocating for veterans. He served as the Chairman of Veteran Affairs before deciding not to seek re-election after more than 16 years at the helm.

Northwest Florida is home to many top military bases.

LIST OF NOMINEES (According to Military Times):

  • Robert Wilkie
  • Pete Hegseth
  • Jeff Miller
  • Rick Perry

Channel 3 News has reached to Miller for comment. We also reached out to find out when the President will make his final decision. We were told we must wait until the final appointment is made.

Right now, Robert Wilkie, also a nominee, is serving as acting VA Secretary following David Shulkin’s firing.

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