Menashe Miller

Menashe P. Miller is an American Republican Party politician who is currently the Deputy Mayor of Lakewood Township, New Jersey the largest municipality in Ocean County as well as the fastest growing, youngest, and seventh-most populous municipality in the state of New Jersey. Miller has served four terms as Mayor of Lakewood Township and serves as a committeeman on the Lakewood township committee. He also serves in the United States Air Force Reserves as a chaplain, where he holds the rank of Major.
Political career
Miller ran as a Republican in the 2003 elections and won a seat on the Lakewood Township committee. He served as a committeeman through 2009, having won the election in 2006 and 2009. In 2010 he was chosen by his fellow committeemen to serve as the deputy mayor under then-mayor Steven Langert. The following year, 2011, the township committee voted him in as mayor, with Steven Langert serving as the deputy mayor. Miller was again elected by the township committee as the mayor for the year of 2012, with Isaac Akerman serving as the deputy mayor. In 2013 took over as Mayor of Lakewood Township, New Jersey. In 2014 Miller was elected to his third term as mayor. In 2015, Isaac Akerman once again took over as Mayor and Miller was elected by the township committee to serve as Deputy Mayor. Miller was reelected in 2015 to a fifth term on the Lakewood Township Committee, where he served with then-Mayor Albert (Isaac) Ackerman, Mike D'Elia (R, 2017), Raymond Coles (D, 2017), and Meir Lichtenstein (D, 2018). Miller was chosen by his fellow committeemen to serve as Mayor in 2016. At the township's 2017 reorganization meeting, Miller and the Republican-controlled township committee made the unusual move of choosing a Democrat, Ray Coles, for the position of Mayor while Miller was re-elected to serve as the Deputy Mayor.
Military career
In 2002, Miller joined the Air Force Reserves as a commissioned officer, beginning with the rank of Second Lieutenant. In 2003 he attended officer training school at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and graduated as a First Lieutenant. He was promoted to captain in 2004, and is a member of the 87th Air Base Wing. On November 21, 2010, he began a six-week tour of duty in Iraq. Following the tour of duty, Miller received a promotion to Major. In mid-December 2011, he was again deployed, this time to Qatar. He served in Qatar for the last two weeks of December, and arrived back in America in time for his re-inauguration as Mayor. During his time in Qatar, Miller was featured in a short video published by the Department of Defense on its official YouTube channel. The video highlighted the unusual background and circumstances from which Miller came from and had left behind to serve the tour in Qatar.
Electoral history
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