|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 36|
|February 2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||February 22, 2011|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Miller is First Selectman for Essex Connecticut, serving since 2003.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Miller served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services|
|• Public Health, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Miller served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services|
|• Public Health|
Miller's 2011 special election Facebook page emphasizes record as Essex First Selectman:
- "Connecticut faces an unprecedented budget crisis with many tough choices to make in the coming months. As First Selectman of Essex I know what is at stake and how important it is that we have an experienced voice advocating for us in Hartford. That's why I'm running for State Representative. I've fought for responsible, balanced budgets that helped keep Essex taxes among the lowest in the state. My record as a problem solver, working with Republicans, Democrats and Independents is well established. I've proven I know how to make an implement difficulty decisions. I also know when the state has to do its part and I'll fight to make sure they keep their promises."
Miller ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 36. Miller ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Vincent A. Pacileo III (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Phillip J. Miller Incumbent||57%||7,090|
|Republican||Vincent A. Pacileo||43%||5,355|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
- See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.
Miller received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.
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- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Facebook page
- Connecticut Mirror "Democrats win 7 of 9 elections," February 22, 2011
- CT Post, "Special elections mean more expenses, more rhetoric," January 9, 2011
- Valley News Now, "Essex First Selectman Phil Miller Seeks Democratic Nomination in 36th House District Special Election," January 4, 2011
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 21, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Election Results
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
James Field Spallone (D)
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