Joe Miller

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Joe Miller
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North Dakota State Senate District 10
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sValley City State University
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe Miller is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He previously represented District 16.

Biography

Miller earned a B.A. in Social Science at Valley City State University. He has worked as a farmer.

Committees

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Finance and Taxation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Miller served on these committees:

Elections

Joe Miller, Radio Ad, "Growing"

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Miller ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 10. Miller defeated District 10 incumbent Curtis Olafson in the Republican primary on June 12. He defeated Daryl Passa in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

North Dakota State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Miller Incumbent 68.6% 4,671
     Democratic Daryl Passa 30.4% 2,074
     Other Write-in 1% 67
Total Votes 6,812
North Dakota State Senate District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Miller 59.8% 2,002
Curtis Olafson Incumbent 40.2% 1,345
Total Votes 3,347

2008

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Miller was elected to the 16th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Harvey Tallackson (D).[4] Miller raised $13,175 for his campaign, while Tallackson raised $7,365.[5]

North Dakota Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Miller (R) 3,168

Harvey Tallackson (D) 2,101

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $25,008 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[6]

Joe Miller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 10 Won $16,943
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $700
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 16 Won $7,365
Grand Total Raised $25,008

2012

Miller won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $16,943.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Miller's campaign in 2012
Kerian, John$3,000
Kerian, James$3,000
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
Personhood USA$1,000
Larson, Laurie$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$16,943
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Miller was not up for election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $700.

2008

Miller won election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $7,365.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Dakota

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 4. In 2014, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting North Dakota's business community.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in regular session from January 4 through April 28. A special session was called by Governor Jack Dalrymple from November 7 through 12 to cover legislative redistricting and disaster relief.[7] In 2012, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored on how they voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to women's issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

NDPC: North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Policy Council: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization which describes itself as "liberty-based", published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council.[8] Miller received a score of 100% on policy legislation and voted against 3.55% of state spending. On policy, Miller was ranked 5th and on spending was ranked 19th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[9]

Personal

Miller currently resides in Park River, North Dakota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 10
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 16
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Tyler Axness (D)