Joseph Miro

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Joseph Miro
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Delaware House of Representatives District 22
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 15
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLincoln University
Master'sWest Chester University, 1975
BirthdayJuly 15, 1946
Place of birthMatanzas, Cuba
ProfessionPresident, Miro Diversified Services
Office website
Joseph E. Miro (b. July 15, 1946) is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. He served on the New Castle County Council from 1992 to 1998.


Miro is currently the president of Miro Diversified Services, and was a teacher in the Christina School District from 1970 to 2001.

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Development
Joint Finance


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Miro served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Miro served on these committees:


Miro's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 2 - "increases the penalties for animal fighting, baiting, and attendance from a class F felony to a class E felony, and increases the penalties for being present where an exhibition of fighting and/or baiting is being prepared and knowing that the exhibition is about to take place"
  • HB 28 - "allows physician assistants and nurse practitioners to report to the Department of Motor Vehicles persons whose mental or physical conditions may interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle."
  • HB 40 - "enhances driving safety by establishing distracted driving standards and allowing mobile telephones to be used while operating a moving motor vehicle only when equipped with built-in speakers or a hands-free accessory"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. John Mackenzie was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joseph E. Miro defeated Michael Smith in the Republican primary. Mackenzie will face Miro and Steven H. Newton (L) in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miro ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 22. Miro defeated Nick T. Manolakos in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated David Ellis in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Miro Incumbent 63.4% 8,333
     Democratic David Elllis 36.6% 4,803
Total Votes 13,136


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Miro won re-election to the 22nd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Miro defeated David E. Ellis (R) in the November 2, 2010, general election.[5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 22
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Miro (R) 5,767 67.3%
David E. Ellis (D) 2,798 32.7%


On November 4, 2008, Miro won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 22nd District, defeating Rebecca Young (D). Miro received 6,999 votes while Young received 3,585 votes.[6] Miro raised $26,575 for his campaign; Young raised $15,732.[7]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 22
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Miro (R) 6,999 66.1%
Rebecca Young (D) 3,585 33.9%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miro is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Miro raised a total of $73,205 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Joseph Miro's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State House, District 22 Won $29,350
2010 Delaware State House, District 22 Won $17,280
2008 Delaware State House, District 22 Won $26,575
Grand Total Raised $73,205


Miro won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Miro raised a total of $29,350.
Delaware House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Miro's campaign in 2012
Delaware State Education Association$1,200
Cozen Oconnor Pc$1,100
Delaware Chiropractic Society$800
Delaware Restaurant Association$600
Delaware State Dental Society$600
Total Raised in 2012$29,350
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Miro raised $17,280 in contributions.[9]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.


Below are Miro's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
DE Supermarkets $800
DE Chiropractic Society $650
Intuit $600
Astrazeneca $600
DE State Chamber of Commerce $600


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Delaware

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In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in session from January 8 through July 1.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "social and economic justice issues."


He is a member of the Government Hispanic Council Board, Foxfire Civic Association, Knights of Columbus and Holy Angels Church[12]

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Delaware House District 22
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