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Miller Baker

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Miller Baker
Miller Baker.jpg
Candidate for
Virginia Senate District 39
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy Reserve
Personal website
Miller Baker was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 39 of the Virginia State Senate.

Baker is a lawyer. He formerly served for eight years as a naval reserve officer.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Baker ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 39. He defeated Scott Martin in the primary on August 23, 2011 and was defeated by incumbent George Barker (D) in the general election on November 8, 2011.[1]Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia State Senate, District 39 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Barker Incumbent 53.2% 21,201
     Republican Miller Baker 46.8% 18,687
Total Votes 39,888

Virginia State Senate Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiller Baker 73.4% 4,194
Scott Martin 26.6% 1,522
Total Votes 5,716


Barker and fellow Democratic incumbent Dave Marsden received more money from the Democratic Party of Virginia than any other Senate candidate through the September 30, 2011 filing period.[2]

From October 26, 2011-October 31, 2011, Barker raised $81,779, well above Baker's fundraising figures.[3]


Campaign themes


Baker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Miller’s goal is to reduce the Virginia personal income tax and corporate income tax as much as possible, in order to make Virginia a magnet for businesses and families fleeing the failed policies of high tax states such as California."
  • Spending
Excerpt: "Miller will work unceasingly to eliminate wasteful government spending, such as tax dollar support for public radio and television."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Unlike Virginia Senate Democrats, Miller believes that building roads should be our number one transportation priority, and that transportation improvements can and should be funded out of the Commonwealth’s General Fund."
  • Life
Excerpt: "As the Declaration of Independence recognizes, the right to life is unalienable and is the first of all rights. Miller will defend life at all stages."
  • Higher Education
Excerpt: "Virginians are justly proud of their public universities. Miller will seek to prevent public universities from raising tuition and fees without approval from the General Assembly."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Miller will strongly resist attempts to encroach upon the Second Amendment rights of gun owners and gun collectors."
  • Transparency
Excerpt: "Miller will support making every state senator’s voting record easily ascertainable on the Internet. The House of Delegates in 2011 adopted Delegate Jim LeMuyon’s resolution (H.R. 64) requiring that the complete voting record of delegates be made readily available."
  • Legal Reform
Excerpt: "Miller will champion overdue reform of the Virginia legal system."


Baker and his wife, Margaret, have five children.

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