Matt Miller (California)

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Matt Miller
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 33
ProfessionRadio show host
Campaign website
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Matt Miller was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of California.[1]


Miller has hosted the KCRW political radio show "Left, Right & Center" for the last 18 years. He has also authored two books. Miller previously served as a Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton. He has also served as director of the Partnership for LA Schools.[2]


Campaign themes


Miller's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Health Care: "Price gouging by the Medical Industrial Complex is hurting every worker, every family, every senior, and every business in my district. It’s devouring public money we desperately

need for investments in children, R&D and infrastructure. We shouldn’t tolerate this rip-off any longer – especially when we know every other wealthy nation gets equal or better health care outcomes for dramatically lower cost"

  • Education: "In the highest-performing school systems in the world – which are now in countries like Finland, Singapore and South Korea — the caliber of person recruited to the teaching profession is considered a critical national priority. That’s not how we view teaching in America — and it’s time we made a national commitment to change that. My plan to help local districts raise starting teacher salaries to $65,000 and top salaries toward $150,000 is the way to start."
  • Campaign Finance Reform: "When I worked in the Clinton White House, I remember hearing Al Gore say in a meeting that ‘we’ll never do health care reform right unless we do campaign finance reform first.’ As a first-time candidate for office, the truth of Gore’s remark seems all too clear; the money chase warps every issue we face."
  • Israel: "Israel faces an existential threat from hostile neighbors, and its security is paramount. This threat can never be assumed away, downplayed, or forgotten. It is a fact. The over-riding goal of US policy must be to guarantee Israel’s security in the face of this threat, and to help assure that Israel (and America as her closest ally) can deter or defeat any foe."


—Matt Miller's campaign website,



See also: California's 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Miller ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 33rd District. Miller was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, California District 33 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElan Carr 21.6% 23,476
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Lieu 18.8% 20,432
     Democratic Wendy Greuel 16.6% 17,988
     Independent Marianne Williamson 13.2% 14,335
     Democratic Matt Miller 12% 13,005
     Republican Lily Gilani 7.1% 7,673
     Democratic Kevin Mottus 2.4% 2,561
     Republican Barbara Mulvaney 2.3% 2,516
     Democratic David Kanuth 1.4% 1,554
     Democratic Kristie Holmes 0.9% 994
     Libertarian Mark Herd 0.8% 883
     Green Michael Sachs 0.7% 732
     Democratic Michael Shapiro 0.6% 650
     Independent Tom Fox 0.5% 509
     Democratic Zein Obagi 0.4% 477
     Democratic Vince Flaherty 0.3% 345
     Democratic James Graf 0.3% 327
     Independent Brent Roske 0.2% 188
Total Votes 108,645
Source: California Secretary of State


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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Miller's reports.


Miller and his wife, Jody, currently live in Pacific Palisades with their daughter.[2]

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