Phil Miller

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Phil Miller
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 36
In office
February 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 22, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Philip "Phil" J. Miller is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election on February 22, 2011.[1] Miller ran to fill the vacancy created after James Field Spallone (D) resigned to serve as Deputy Secretary of State.[2]


Miller is First Selectman for Essex Connecticut, serving since 2003.[3]

Committee assignments


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:

Campaign themes


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."



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5][6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip J. Miller Incumbent 57% 7,090
     Republican Vincent A. Pacileo 43% 5,355
Total Votes 12,445


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Miller defeated Janet Peckinpaugh (R) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $58,100 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[8]

Phil Miller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 36 Won $34,850
2011 Connecticut State House, District 36 Won $23,250
Grand Total Raised $58,100


Miller won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $34,850.


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.[9]


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.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Field Spallone (D)
Connecticut House District 36
Succeeded by