Phil Miller

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Phil Miller
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 36
Incumbent
In office
February 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedFebruary 22, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Philip "Phil" J. Miller is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election on February 22, 2011.[1] Miller ran to fill the vacancy created after James Field Spallone (D) resigned to serve as Deputy Secretary of State.[2]

Biography

Miller is First Selectman for Essex Connecticut, serving since 2003.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Miller served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment
Human Services
Public Health, Vice Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Miller served on these committees:

Campaign themes

2011

Miller's 2011 special election Facebook page emphasizes record as Essex First Selectman:

  • "Connecticut faces an unprecedented budget crisis with many tough choices to make in the coming months. As First Selectman of Essex I know what is at stake and how important it is that we have an experienced voice advocating for us in Hartford. That's why I'm running for State Representative. I've fought for responsible, balanced budgets that helped keep Essex taxes among the lowest in the state. My record as a problem solver, working with Republicans, Democrats and Independents is well established. I've proven I know how to make an implement difficulty decisions. I also know when the state has to do its part and I'll fight to make sure they keep their promises."

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Philip Miller was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert Siegrist was unopposed in the Republican primary. Miller defeated Siegrist in the general election.[4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives District 36, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Miller Incumbent 54% 5,522
     Republican Robert Siegrist 46% 4,701
Total Votes 10,223

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miller ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 36. Miller ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Vincent A. Pacileo III (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip J. Miller Incumbent 57% 7,090
     Republican Vincent A. Pacileo 43% 5,355
Total Votes 12,445

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Miller defeated Janet Peckinpaugh (R) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $58,100 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[10]

Phil Miller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 36 Won $34,850
2011 Connecticut State House, District 36 Won $23,250
Grand Total Raised $58,100

2012

Miller won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $34,850.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phil Miller's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$27,185
Grant, Jennifer$200
Tuttle, Margaret$100
Auster, Peter$100
Gianquinto, Matthew$100
Total Raised in 2012$34,850
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[13]

2012

Miller received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Field Spallone (D)
Connecticut House District 36
2011–present
Succeeded by
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