Doug Miller (Texas)

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Doug Miller
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Texas State House, District 73
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Doug Miller is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Miller is the President of the Miller & Miller Insurance Agency, sits on the Board of Directors of First State Bank, and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker.

He is the National President of the Certified Professional Insurance Agents, President of Comal County Fair Association, President of the Comal County United Way, President/Chairman of the Board for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, President of the Independent Insurance Agents of New Braunfels, and President of the New Braunfels Independent School District Education Foundation.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendars
Natural Resources
Special Purpose Districts, Vice-chair

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Miller served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 2789 - Relating to creating a presumption regarding the possession of a controlled substance by a person who gives birth to a child who tests positive for the substance.
  • HB 3641 - Relating to the preservation of effective responses to requests for information pursuant to the public information law.
  • HB 4225 - Relating to the creation of the Comal County Water Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Miller's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Love in God

  • Excerpt:"My family and I are dedicated Christians. We attend church in New Braunfels."

Lower Taxes & More Local Control

  • Excerpt:"Doug Miller is a strong fiscal conservative. He will vote to lower property taxes and cut reckless government spending. And Doug will fight for more local control because we know how best to educate our children, run our businesses and spend our money - not the government bureaucrats in Austin."

Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt:"As a former law enforcement officer, I understand the problem. It is time to build the fence, lock down the border and enforce the immigration laws."

Sexual Predators

  • Excerpt:"Guns and drugs must be kept a certain distance from public schools, but a child sex offender just off parole can live right next door. This must end. It is time to require sex offenders to live at least 1500 feet from schools and daycare centers and all convicted child molesters must wear GPS tracking devices for the rest of their lives."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miller won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 73. Miller defeated Rob Smith in the May 29 primary election and defeated Rex Black (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Miller Incumbent 88.2% 64,029
     Libertarian Rex Black 11.8% 8,565
Total Votes 72,594


Texas House of Representatives District 73 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Miller Incumbent 75.1% 16,994
Rob Smith 24.9% 5,633
Total Votes 22,627

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Miller won re-election in District 73 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Libertarian Robert Nowotny in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 73
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Miller (R) 49,846 85.51%
Robert Nowotny (L) 8,446 14.48%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Miller won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 73rd District, defeating Daniel Boone (D) and Shannon McCracken (L). Miller received 58,118 votes in the election while Boone received 21,732 votes and McCracken received 3,846 votes.[7] Miller raised $806,514 for his campaign; Boone raised $70,165.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 73
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Miller (R) 58,118 69.43%
Daniel Boone (D) 21,732 25.96%
Shannon McCracken (L) 3,846 4.59%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $1,173,637 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[9]

Doug Miller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 73 Won $213,372
2010 Texas State House, District 73 Won $153,751
2008 Texas State House, District 73 Won $806,514
Grand Total Raised $1,173,637

2012

Miller won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $213,372.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Doug Miller (Texas)'s campaign in 2012
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$5,697
Weisman, John R$5,000
Johnson, Robert$5,000
Independent Insurance Agents Of Texas$5,000
Associated General Contractors Of Texas$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$213,372
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Miller won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $153,751.

2008

Miller won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $806,514.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[10] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Doug Miller received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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