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Monte Miller, Champion of Economic Freedom

By Ken Minster

Each year at its Annual Dinner, the Keystone Corporation honors and recognizes influential voices in our State who work to preserve free-market principles and economy prosperity by awarding them with the  Economic Freedom Award. This year, Keystone proudly announces that the Economic Freedom Award will be renamed the Monte Miller Economic Freedom Award.  The Board of Directors is delighted to honor Monte Miller, the Quiet Crusader, who over the past two decades has worked to preserve the low tax, business-friendly environment that has made Nevada a desirable place to live and work.

Most people have not met or heard of Monte Miller.  Monte avoids accolades and refuses rewards and recognition even though he has been at the very center of conservative politics in Nevada since the early 2000’s. A businessman, husband, father, and activist, Monte sat on multiple community boards including the Nevada Development Authority, the College of Southern Nevada Foundation, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.   Along with the support of other Keystone board members, Monte has been the staunchest advocate against adopting a Nevada state income tax. We’re one of only 9 states that don’t have one thanks to his dodged persistence.

Robert Uithoven, a Keystone Board Member, shared how vital Monte’s contributions to Keystone Corporation have been. Robert shared, “Monte inspired clear direction and focus on our board, believing that what made Keystone unique from other so-called business advocacy groups in Nevada was our consistency.  He inspired us to focus on our mission, our values and whether politically popular or not, holding true to our core principles is what will ultimately make Keystone and our support for candidates valuable and respected.”

“Monte has always been a genuine, honest leader in our [pro-business] movement who knows that differing interests and ideas were always pulling at each other and that friends and fellow activists may still want different outcomes.”   Uithoven continued, “Monte appreciates a look in the eye, a handshake accompanied by a promise, a promise accompanied by the truth, and the truth accompanied by keeping your word. This understanding of people has made Keystone consistently respected and effective.”

Monte strongly values and demands accountability for the Governors, legislators, and decision makers he works with, using his time with them to empower them to make the right decisions while honoring the principles that have made Nevada successful.

While we still have a lot of work to do to promote and support economic prosperity for Nevadans while still delivering crucial state services to those that need them, Nevada is lucky to have Monte Miller’s principled, persuasive and knowledgeable voice fighting for our citizens. 


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We believe that American enterprise-based policies offer the right direction for the future of Nevada. Our goal is to find, support and develop the next generation of Nevada leadership that will move the Silver State in that direction.

When Las Vegas hosted the Western States Republican Leadership Conference in 1995, a group of Nevada business leaders organized funding for the event. Following the hugely successful conference, the organizers decided to continue their camaraderie and common goals by establishing the Keystone Corporation.

The mission of this state-wide non-profit is to promote more responsible government and a business-friendly environment. We advocate and participate in the election process and send like-minded men and women who share our values to Carson City.

Keystone’s leaders do not take their role lightly. We feel an obligation to protect Nevada business by supporting  pro-business candidates who understand the principles that made our American free enterprise system the strongest economic force in the world.

The candidates we support undergo a formal process of interviews and research into their backgrounds and beliefs. Once eligibility is confirmed, the candidate must be approved by the entire Keystone Board of Directors. Financial support is provided through Keystone membership dues and special events, such as the Annual Dinner held at the Venetian Hotel.

In an age where free enterprise and free markets are under siege from bureaucracy and over-regulation, Keystone is a major player in the Nevada electoral process and stands as a rock solid defender of Nevada business and entrepreneurship.

From the outset, Keystone was created to meet a need and to serve a purpose. That need and purpose remain. This is the Keystone tradition, and why we continue to exist.



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