Rick Miller

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Rick Miller
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Texas House of Representatives, District 26
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Rick Miller is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Defense & Veterans' Affairs


Campaign themes


Miller's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • State/County/Local Budget Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "No Personal Income Tax"
  • People Issues
Excerpt: "Education of our Children (43% of the 2012-2013 Budget)"
  • Local Business Development Issues
Excerpt: "Franchise Tax issues"
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Stop Illegal Immigration – Support Legal Immigration"



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Rick Miller was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Amber Paaso was unopposed in the Republican primary. Miller defeated Paaso in the general election.[2][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 26 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Miller Incumbent 69.7% 25,458
     Democratic Amber Paaso 30.3% 11,080
Total Votes 36,538


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miller ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 26. Miller advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Jacquie Chaumette. Miller defeated Vy Nguyen (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Miller 63% 38,541
     Democratic Vy Nguyen 37% 22,662
Total Votes 61,203

Texas House of Representatives District 26 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Miller (advanced to runoff) 40.8% 5,997
Green check mark transparent.pngJacquie Chaumette (advanced to runoff) 26.9% 3,949
Sonal Bhuchar 20.7% 3,043
Diana Miller 11.5% 1,696
Total Votes 14,685

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $170,166 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[7]

Rick Miller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 26 Won $170,166
Grand Total Raised $170,166


Miller won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Miller raised a total of $170,166.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Miller's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$5,000
Republican Party Of Fort Bend County$5,000
Perry, Doylene$5,000
Gates Jr, Gary$5,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$170,166
Source: Follow the Money


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[8] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.


Miller received a score of 77.4 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie Howard (R)
Texas House District 26
Succeeded by