Fred Miller

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Fred Miller
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 31
Former member
In office
2005 - 2011
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1996
Personal
Birthday10/06/1973
Place of birthLivonia, MI
ReligionUnited Methodist
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Fred Miller is a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 31st District from 2005 to January 1, 2011.

Miller hold’s a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University’s James Madison College. He is working toward a master's degree in education at Wayne State University.

Miller worked as an aide to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, U.S. Rep. David Bonior and State Sen. Ken DeBeaussaert.

Issues

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.

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Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miller ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 117. Miller replaced the winner of the Republican primary, David Caron, who withdrew after the primary election and was defeated by Richard Farnsworth (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Maine House of Representatives, District 117, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Farnsworth 77.6% 3,843
     Republican Fred Miller 22.4% 1,107
Total Votes 4,950

2010

Miller was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fred Miller ran for District 31 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Daniel Tollis and James Miller.[2]

Fred Miller raised $116,126 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 31
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Miller (D) 26,404
Daniel Tollis (R) 12,277
James Miller (L) 1,263

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Fred Miller collected $116,126 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Education Association $5,000
Operation Engineers Local 324 $5,000
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees $5,000
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,950

Personal

Miller and his wife, Jennifer, live in Mount Clemens.

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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 31
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Marilyn Lane