|Alaska House of Representatives District 7|
|January 24, 2011-January 24, 2013|
|Base salary||$50,400 per year|
|Per diem||Tied to federal rate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Birthday||July 25, 1953|
|Place of birth||Washington DC|
Miller has worked as a television news anchor for several different channels.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Miller served on the following committees:
- Fisheries Committee, Alaska House of Representatives
- Health & Social Services Committee, Alaska House of Representatives
- Labor & Commerce Committee, Alaska House of Representatives
- Military & Veterans' Affairs Committee, Alaska House of Representatives
- Finance Subcommittees:
- Subcommittee on Commerce, Community and Economic Development
- Subcommittee on Fish and Game
- Subcommittee on Labor and Workforce Development
- Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs
Miller's 2012 campaign website did not list individual issues but provided an overview of why he ran. Excerpt:
We all are struggling to figure out how to pay our bills, as the cost for heating fuels have gone through the roof; more than doubling over the past 3 years. This makes no sense to me and I will not be found on the sidelines in the struggle to get reasonably priced energy for the Interior. I will use my loudest voice in the debate over how to replace this worn out pricing model!
We live in a state where we produce every kind of resource that should give us the CHEAPEST ENERGY in the entire country, maybe even in the world! We have it all; coal, natural gas, oil, biomass, wind, solar, tidal, hydro – Alaska has it all and in abundance. Why aren’t WE benefiting from this bounty? Because for all of Alaska’s history we have been controlled by interests from Outside.
Miller's 2010 website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Alaska is surrounded by, and contains, more resources than any other state; yet delays in finding energy solutions have gotten us little other than high energy costs."
- The Susitna Dam
- Excerpt: "The dam will be a safe and efficient long term investment in our economy, an investment that will attract new businesses and stimulate job growth throughout the Interior. I fully support this project and am committed to seeing it move forward."
- A Large Diameter Pipeline
- Excerpt: "A large diameter pipeline through Fairbanks is the best solution. The design, construction, and maintenance of the pipeline will provide jobs for thousands of Alaskans."
- CCHRC (Cold Climate Housing Research Center)
- Excerpt: "We can save millions of dollars by making our homes and businesses more cold climate energy efficient. Millions that could be used to boost our economy, to meet our educational needs, and to ensure that our public safety employees have the resources needed to keep us safe."
- Excerpt: "We need to restore the Defined Benefits Retirement system to keep the best and brightest working in the public sectors of Alaska. Our public employees all over the state deserve better than the defined contribution retirement system enacted in 2008."
- Public Safety
- Excerpt: "Every Alaskan deserves to feel and be safe. We must insure that our first responders and the Alaskans on the front line such as Police, Firefighters, Correctional Officers, Troopers, and Village Public Safety Officers, have the tools they need."
- Alaska Jobs
- Excerpt: "Project labor agreements are the surest way to guarantee hiring priority for Alaskans. The key to improving our economy is to keep our dollars circulating here in Alaska."
- Excerpt: "Access to quality and affordable education is essential to Alaska’s future. I am committed to fully funding our university..."
- Excerpt: "People say that politics is complicated and that even with the best planning it is difficult to get things done. That is why I believe we need to make sure we have vision and defined goals."
Miller ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 2. He ran unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Tammie Wilson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tammie Wilson Incumbent||52.4%||4,420|
|Democratic||Bob Miller Incumbent||47.6%||4,012|
|Alaska House of Representatives District 7 General Election (2010)|
|Bob Miller (D)||4,815||53.57%|
|Mike Kelly (R)||4,141||46.07%|
In 2010, Miller raised $69,762 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|Alaska House Democratic Campaign Cmte||$9,500|
|Electrical Workers Local 1547||$3,000|
|Alaska Laborers Local 341||$2,000|
|Laborers Local 942||$2,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 302||$2,000|
Miller and his wife Joni have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Bob + Miller + Alaska + House" Bob Miller News Feed
- Bob Miller for State House, "Why I Am Running," accessed October 27, 2012
- Bob Miller's campaign website, Issues
- Alaska Division of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Election Division, "Official 2012 General election results," accessed November 16, 2012
- Alaska Department of Elections, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Department of Elections, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 12, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Bob Miller for State House, "Bio," accessed October 27, 2012
Mike Kelly (R)
|Alaska House District 7
| Succeeded by|
Tammie Wilson (R)