Ken Miller (Oklahoma)

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Ken Miller
Oklahoma Treasurer
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 4
PredecessorScott Meacham (D)
Base salary$114,713
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$1,108,017
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Oklahoma House of Representatives
Chair, Legislative Compensation Board
Bachelor'sLipscomb University (1989)
Master'sPepperdine University (1993)
Ph.D.University of Oklahoma
Date of birthOctober 27, 1966
Place of birthMemphis, Tennessee
ProfessionEconomics Professor
Office website
Campaign website
Ken Miller (b. October 27, 1966 in Memphis, TN) is the current Republican Oklahoma Treasurer. He was first elected to the position on November 2, 2010, and assumed office on January 10, 2011. Miller previously served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2004 to 2010.

Miller ran for re-election without opposition in the 2014 elections. The general election took place November 4, 2014. Ken Miller (Oklahoma) won the general election on November 4, 2014, without opposition.


Miller is an economics professor at Oklahoma Christian University.[1]

Miller earned his B.S. from Lipscomb University in 1989, his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in 1993 and his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.


  • B.S. - Lipscomb University (1989)
  • M.B.A. - Pepperdine University (1993)
  • Ph.D - University of Oklahoma

Political career

Oklahoma Treasurer (2011-present)

Miller has served as Oklahoma Treasurer since January 2011.


In November 2012, Miller received criticism from some state and national organizations over the issue of tax cuts. A study by the Tax Foundation found that Oklahoma ranked as the leader in spending growth over a 10-year period. Miller attributed the increase to federal dollars, rather than state spending. The issue over increased spending came at a time when Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin (R) was contemplating whether to expand Medicaid in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. Miller said, "Those who paint current officeholders as the biggest spenders in state history are being disingenuous."[2]

Oklahoma House of Representatives (2004-2010)

Miller represented District 81 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2004 to 2010.

Committee assignments

The following is a list of Miller's final committee assignments prior to his retirement:



See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Miller ran for re-election Oklahoma Treasurer in 2014. Miller won the Republican nomination in the unopposed primary on June 24. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[3] Ken Miller (Oklahoma) won the general election on November 4, 2014, without opposition.


On November 2, 2010, Miller won election to the office of Oklahoma Treasurer. He defeated Stephen E Covert (D) in the general election.[4]

Oklahoma Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Stephen Covert 33.4% 339,272
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Miller 66.6% 675,515
Total Votes 1,014,787


See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Miller won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Because he ran unopposed, the vote total was not published.[5] $138,678 was raised for this campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $1,108,017 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.[7]

Ken Miller (Oklahoma)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma Treasurer Not up for election $145,154
2010 Oklahoma Treasurer Won $687,036
2008 OK House of Representatives Won $138,678
2006 OK House of Representatives Won $45,060
2004 OK House of Representatives Won $92,089
Grand Total Raised $1,108,017


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Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Ken Miller (Oklahoma) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Meacham (D)
Oklahoma Treasurer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 81
Succeeded by
Randy Grau (R)