Brad Miller

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Brad Miller
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U.S. House, North Carolina, District 13
Former member
In office
January 3, 2003-January 3, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Master'sLondon School of Economics
J.D.Columbia University
Personal
BirthdayMay 19, 1953
Place of birthFayetteville, North Carolina
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$106,522
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Campaign website
Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller (b. May 19, 1953) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina. Miller represented North Carolina's 13th Congressional District from 2003 to 2013.

On January 26, 2012, Miller announced he would not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Miller was a "rank-and-file Democrat".[2]

Biography

Miller was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1975, his M.S. from the London School of Economics in 1978, and his J.D. from Columbia University in 1979.[3]

Career

After earning his degrees, Miller worked as an attorney in private practice. He was also a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994, and a member of the North Carolina State Senate from 1996 to 2002.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Miller served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Miller voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Voting with party

January 2012

Brad Miller voted with the Democratic Party 93.4% of the time, which ranked 78th among the 192 House Democratic members as of January 2012.[9]

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Miller did not seek re-election in 2012.[10] George E.B. Holding (R) defeated Charles Malone (D) in the general election.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Miller was re-elected to the United States House for a fifth term. He defeated William "Bill" Randall (R).[11]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Miller Incumbent 55.5% 116,103
     Republican William "Bill" Randall 44.5% 93,099
Total Votes 209,202

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Miller's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Miller was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a fifth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $930,351 and spent $899,442.[12]
U.S. House, North Carolina, 2010 - Brad Miller Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $930,351
Total Spent $899,442
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $200,449
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $198,055
Top contributors to Brad Miller's campaign committee
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Communications Workers of America$10,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$10,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$10,000
National Assn of Home Builders$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$115,350
Insurance$55,500
Retired$51,781
Public Sector Unions$46,500
Industrial Unions$45,000

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Miller paid his congressional staff a total of $1,218,771 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[13]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Miller was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Miller's staff was given an apparent $49,815.17 in bonus money.[14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Miller's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $22,044 to $191,000. That averages to $106,522, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 57.14% from 2010.[15]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Miller's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $42,028 to $455,000. This averages out to $248,514 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[16]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Miller ranked 83rd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[17]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Miller was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 132nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[18]

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Personal

External links

References

Political offices
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U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina, District 13
2003–2013
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George E.B. Holding
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North Carolina State Senate
1996-2002
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North Carolina House of Representatives
1992-1994
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