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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Miller ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Miller ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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Jeff Miller
Jefferson Miller.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 1
Incumbent
In office
November 2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJoe Scarborough (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,323,839
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
1999-2001
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Personal
BirthdayJune 27, 1959
Place of birthSt. Petersburg, Florida
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
Net worth$531,502
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jeff Miller campaign logo
Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller (b. June 27, 1959) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Florida's 1st congressional district since 2001.

Miller assumed office in 2001 in a special election to replace Joe Scarborough. Miller most recently won re-election in 2012. Miller previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 to 2001.[1]

Miller is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[2]

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

Biography

Miller was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating from high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism[3] from the University of Florida in 1984.[4]

Career

Miller was a real estate broker and a deputy sheriff before taking public office.[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2013-2014

Miller serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Miller served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jeff Miller (Florida) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Campaign themes

2012

Miller's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "President Obama and the Democrat Party forced the largest deficit exploding spending bill in the history of our nation on the American people through a $787 billion dollar “stimulus” package. They said this was necessary to guide the American economy out of the ditch of recession and onto the road of recovery ushering us into a new era of prosperity."
  • Stopping Wasteful Spending
Excerpt: "One of biggest problems facing us right now is the wasteful spending in Washington and the growing federal deficit. As one of the most fiscally conservative members serving in Congress, this is a critical issue to me. We must stop the growth in discretionary spending that is occurring every year in Washington."
  • National Defense and the War on Terror
Excerpt: "The War on Terror is the greatest challenges America has faced in this new century. I am proud to be counted among the military's most vocal and consistent allies in the struggle to eliminate the terrorist threats around the world. Our military is the mightiest force on the planet and we need to continue to invest in it for the future."
  • The Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Since my days in the Florida Legislature, I have been a strong proponent of Second Amendment rights for law-abiding Americans. But the gun-grabbing liberals in Washington would like nothing more than to take guns out of the hands of hunters, sportsman, and those who simply want to protect their homes and families."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "The need for immigration reform and border security is not only important to the fiber of our nation, it’s a matter of national security. Some in Congress have struggled with half-baked solutions and proposed to reward those illegally in our country with citizenship."

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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Miller won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 1st District.[10]

U.S. House, Florida District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Miller Incumbent 69.6% 238,440
     Democratic James Bryan 27.1% 92,961
     Libertarian Calen Fretts 3.3% 11,176
     Write-In William Drummond II 0% 17
Total Votes 342,594
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $3,323,839 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[17]

Jeff Miller (Florida)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 1) Won $731,600
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 1) Won $567,898
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 1) Won $360,055
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 1) Won $329,210
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 1) Won $377,378
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 1) Won $957,698
Grand Total Raised $3,323,839

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 $731,601 and spent $684,275.[18]

2010

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

Miller won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Miller's campaign committee raised a total of $567,898 and spent $556,853.[19]


U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 1st Congressional District, 2010 - Jeff Miller (Florida) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $567,898
Total Spent $556,853
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $11,179
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $11,178
Top contributors to Jeff Miller (Florida)'s campaign committee
Indyne Inc$21,800
BAE Systems$12,000
European Aeronautic Defence & Space$10,000
General Atomics$10,000
General Dynamics$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$52,300
Defense Aerospace$44,500
Defense Electronics$43,900
Computers/Internet$34,250
Misc Defense29,550

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-right Republican," as of June 10, 2013.[20]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Miller missed 307 of 8,262 roll call votes from Oct 2001 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[21]

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 $803,762 in 2011. He ranks 52nd on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 59th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

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 $258,006 and $804,998. That averages to $531,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 137.81% from 2010.[23]

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 $-192,994 and $639,997. That averages to $223,501.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[24]

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 46th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Miller ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.[26]

Voting with party

2013

Jeff Miller voted with the Republican Party 98.1 of the time, which ranked 65 among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[27]

Personal

Miller is married to the former Vicki Griswold. They are both active members of Chumuckla Community Church. They have two children and three grandchildren. [6]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 U.S. House: Jeff Miller "Biography: Profile" Accessed June 10, 2013
  2. Americans for Tax Reform "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013
  3. NNDB:Tracking the Entire World "Jeff Miller" Accessed October 15, 2011
  4. Florida House of Representatives "Representative Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller" Accessed October 15, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. 6.0 6.1 U.S. Congressman Jeff Miller, Florida's 1st District "Biography" Accessed October 15, 2011
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  8. Campaign website, Issues
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Project Votesmart "Jefferson Miller" Accessed April 12, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Jeff Miller" Accessed April 3, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Jeff Miller 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Jeff Miller 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 8, 2011
  20. Gov Track "Miller" Accessed June 10, 2012
  21. GovTrack, "Jeff Miller," Accessed March 29, 2013
  22. LegiStorm "Jeff Miller"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Miller (R-Fla), 2011"
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Miller, (R-FL), 2010"
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 1
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