|Former candidate for|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 108|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 108|
Miller attended both North Greenville College and Bob Jones University. Miller is a Self-Employed Retailer at Grayman Gallery.
Miller served on the Georgetown County School Board from 1988 to 1994. She also served on the Georgetown County Human Relations Council's Board of Directors from 1992 to 1994. Miller joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996 and served through 2010.
While in the South Carolina House, Miller served on the following committees:
- Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee, South Carolina House
- Judiciary Committee, South Carolina House
- Subcommittee on Special Laws
Miller's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Empowering small business
- Excerpt: "The power of our economy lies in the hands of the private sector. And this is not just when it comes to large corporations that come from out of the state. We need to provide the same type of benefits and tax incentives to those who open up a gift shop on Pawley’s Island, a restaurant on Murrell’s Inlet, and a beauty salon in Awendaw the same chance to succeed that Boeing, BWM, and Honda. It’s better for business, it’s better for the economy, and it will provide much needed tax relief to the people of our district, especially during the non-tourist months."
A commitment to ethics
- Excerpt: "For years, South Carolina has talked about bringing ethics reform to our state. We are finally making the right steps in Columbia, but we have not done enough. We need a system that holds our legislators totally accountable to the people in their district. This district is built on the values of integrity and personal responsibility – not just by its citizens, but by its elected officials. District 108 and South Carolina deserves leaders that are accountable and stand of for the people of their community – that is why we need that an honorable and accountable government for all of South Carolina’s people."
- Excerpt: "As a former two-time SC School Board Association Legislator of the year, no one is has more experience in working to bringing the best education possible to our community then Vida. We need to be committed to providing a world class education to everyone in our state. The quality of education that you have should not be determined by the zip code that you live in. By investing in education from Pre-K to our technical colleges, education is the best thing that we can do to improve the future of our economy and society."
Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Vida Miller was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Stephen Goldfinch, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Miller was defeated by Goldfinch in the general election.
|South Carolina State House, District 108, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Stephen Goldfinch, Jr. Incumbent||57.5%||8,355|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 108 (2010)|
|Kevin Ryan (R)||8,172||51.91%|
|Vida Miller (D)||7,549||47.95%|
On November 4, 2008, Miller won re-election to the 108th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Jill Kelso (R).
Miller raised $68,816 for her campaign, while Kelso raised $68,776.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 108 (2008)|
|Vida Miller (D)||10,640|
|Jill Kelso (R)||9,391|
Miller raised $68,816 in the 2008 election cycle.
Her major contributors are listed below.
|House Democratic Caucus of South Carolina||$5,000|
|Myrtle Beach Lodging Association||$2,000|
|South Carolina Hospital Association||$1,500|
|17 different donors each donated:||$1,000|
Miller has a husband, James.
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- South Carolina State Legislature
- South Carolina state legislative districts
- South Carolina House of Representatives
- Official campaign website
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Vida Miller (dead link)
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Vida Miller on Facebook
- Vida Miller on Twitter
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- Vida Miller campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 29, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- Campaign contributors to Bill Whitmire
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 108
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State of South Carolina
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