Bob Miller

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Bob Miller
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Alaska House of Representatives
District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 24, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 24, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$50,400 per year
Per diemTied to federal rate
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJuly 25, 1953
Place of birthWashington DC
ProfessionNews anchor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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Bob Miller (b. July 25, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives. He has represented the 7th district since 2011. Miller was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Miller has worked as a television news anchor for several different channels.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Community and Economic Development
  • Subcommittee on Fish and Game
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Workforce Development
  • Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Miller's 2012 campaign website does not list individual issues but provides an overview of why he is running. Excerpt:[2]

We all are struggling to figure out how to pay our bills, as the cost for heating fuels have gone through the roof; more than doubling over the past 3 years. This makes no sense to me and I will not be found on the sidelines in the struggle to get reasonably priced energy for the Interior. I will use my loudest voice in the debate over how to replace this worn out pricing model!
We live in a state where we produce every kind of resource that should give us the CHEAPEST ENERGY in the entire country, maybe even in the world! We have it all; coal, natural gas, oil, biomass, wind, solar, tidal, hydro – Alaska has it all and in abundance. Why aren’t WE benefiting from this bounty? Because for all of Alaska’s history we have been controlled by interests from Outside.


2010

Miller's 2010 website listed the following issues:

  • Energy
Excerpt: "Alaska is surrounded by, and contains, more resources than any other state; yet delays in finding energy solutions have gotten us little other than high energy costs."
  • The Susitna Dam
Excerpt: "The dam will be a safe and efficient long term investment in our economy, an investment that will attract new businesses and stimulate job growth throughout the Interior. I fully support this project and am committed to seeing it move forward."
  • A Large Diameter Pipeline
Excerpt: "A large diameter pipeline through Fairbanks is the best solution. The design, construction, and maintenance of the pipeline will provide jobs for thousands of Alaskans."
  • CCHRC (Cold Climate Housing Research Center)
Excerpt: "We can save millions of dollars by making our homes and businesses more cold climate energy efficient. Millions that could be used to boost our economy, to meet our educational needs, and to ensure that our public safety employees have the resources needed to keep us safe."
  • Retirement
Excerpt: "We need to restore the Defined Benefits Retirement system to keep the best and brightest working in the public sectors of Alaska. Our public employees all over the state deserve better than the defined contribution retirement system enacted in 2008."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "Every Alaskan deserves to feel and be safe. We must insure that our first responders and the Alaskans on the front line such as Police, Firefighters, Correctional Officers, Troopers, and Village Public Safety Officers, have the tools they need."
  • Alaska Jobs
Excerpt: "Project labor agreements are the surest way to guarantee hiring priority for Alaskans. The key to improving our economy is to keep our dollars circulating here in Alaska."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Access to quality and affordable education is essential to Alaska’s future. I am committed to fully funding our university..."
  • Vision
Excerpt: "People say that politics is complicated and that even with the best planning it is difficult to get things done. That is why I believe we need to make sure we have vision and defined goals."[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miller ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 2. He ran unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Tammie Wilson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTammie Wilson Incumbent 52.4% 4,420
     Democratic Bob Miller Incumbent 47.6% 4,012
Total Votes 8,432

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Miller was unopposed in the August 24 primary.[7] He defeated incumbent Republican Mike Kelly in the November 2 general election.[8]

Alaska House of Representatives District 7 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Miller (D) 4,815 53.57%
Mike Kelly (R) 4,141 46.07%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Miller raised $69,762 in contributions. [9]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alaska House Democratic Campaign Cmte $9,500
Electrical Workers Local 1547 $3,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $2,000
Laborers Local 942 $2,000
Operating Engineers Local 302 $2,000

Personal

Miller and his wife Joni have three children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Kelly
Alaska House District 7
2011–present
Succeeded by
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