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George Miller

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George Miller
George Miller.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 11
Incumbent
In office
1975-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 39
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRon Dellums (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1974
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,966,679
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSan Francisco State University, 1968
Associate'sDiablo Valley College
J.D.University of California, Davis, 1972
Personal
BirthdayMay 17, 1945
Place of birthRichmond, California
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$692,506
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
George Miller (b. May 17, 1945 in Richmond, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 11th congressional district. Miller was first elected to the House in 1974.

Miller most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House.[1] He defeated Virginia Fuller (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. He was displaced from the 7th district by redistricting.[2]

Miller began his political career as a legislative assistant to the Senate Majority Leader of the California State Senate. He worked in that position from 1969 until his election to the U.S. House in 1974.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Miller is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Miller's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1965: Graduated from Diablo Valley College with A.A.
  • 1968: Graduated from San Francisco State University with B.A.
  • 1972: Graduated from University of California Law School, Davis with J.D.
  • 1969-1974: Legislative assistant to senate majority leader, California state legislature
  • 1975-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Miller serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Miller served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Miller voted for 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 one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 11th congressional district elections, 2012

Miller won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 11th District as a Democrat.[1] He was displaced from the 7th district by redistricting. He and Virginia Fuller (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating John Fitzgerald (D) and Cheryl Sudduth (D). Miller then defeated Fuller in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7][8]

U.S. House, California District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Miller Incumbent 69.7% 200,743
     Republican Virginia Fuller 30.3% 87,136
Total Votes 287,879
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 11 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Miller (D) Incumbent 58.5% 76,163
Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Fuller (R) 31% 40,333
John Fitzgerald (D) 7% 9,092
Cheryl Sudduth (D) 3.6% 4,635
Total Votes 130,223

2010

On November 2, 2010, George Miller won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rick Tubbs (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Miller incumbent 68.3% 122,435
     Republican Rick Tubbs 31.7% 56,764
Total Votes 179,199

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $4,966,679 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[28]

George Miller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 11) Won $743,547
2010 US House (California, District 7) Won $972,502
2008 US House (California, District 7) Won $1,155,882
2006 US House (California, District 7) Won $667,494
2004 US House (California, District 7) Won $573,259
2002 US House (California, District 7) Won $471,747
2000 US House (California, District 7) Won $382,248
Grand Total Raised $4,966,679

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Miller's reports.[29]

George Miller (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2013$208,528.40$79,523.08$(72,243.63)$215,537.85
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2013$215,537.85$233,721.74$(94,604.43)$354,655.16
Running totals
$313,244.82$(166,848.06)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Miller's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Miller won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Miller's campaign committee raised a total of $743,547 and spent $891,945.[32]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Miller's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Miller won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Miller's campaign committee raised a total of $972,502 and spent $1,008,838.[33]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 7, 2010 - George Miller Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $972,502
Total Spent $1,008,838
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $108,491
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $108,491
Top contributors to George Miller's campaign committee
ITT Educational Services$23,450
Apollo Group$17,250
Princeton Review$12,000
AFLAC Inc$10,000
Air Line Pilots Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Education$140,961
Building Trade Unions$77,650
Industrial Unions$57,250
Public Sector Unions$57,165
Health Professionals$49,500

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Miller is a "far-left Democratic leader" as of June 2013.[34]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Miller missed 1,709 of 22,905 roll call votes from January 1975 to March 2013. This amounts to 7.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[35]

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 $1,102,577 in 2011. He ranked 52nd on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 65th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[36]

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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, Miller's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $273,013 and $1,111,999. That averages to $692,506, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 3.67% from 2010.[37]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Miller's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $259,013 and $1,076,999. That averages to $668,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[38]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Miller ranked 30th in the liberal rankings.[39]

Voting with party

2013

George Miller voted with the Democratic Party 95.7% of the time, which ranked 84th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[40]

Personal

Miller and his wife, Cynthia, have two children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "George Miller," Accessed November 2, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. Congressman George Miller, Standing Up for the 7th District of California "About George's Committees and Caucuses"
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  8. Unofficial election results
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1980," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1976," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1974," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for George Miller," Accessed March 22, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission "George Miller Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  30. 'Federal Election Commission "George Miller April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  31. 'Federal Election Commission "George Miller July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "George Miller 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  33. Open Secrets "George Miller 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
  34. Gov Track "George Miller," Accessed June 7 2013
  35. GovTrack, "George Miller," Accessed April 2, 2013
  36. LegiStorm "George Miller"
  37. OpenSecrets.org, "Miller, (D-Cali), 2011"
  38. OpenSecrets.org, "Miller, (D-Cali), 2010"
  39. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  40. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Dellums
U.S. House - California, District 11
1975-Present
Succeeded by
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