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Immediately after receiving his law degree, Miller worked as a volunteer at VISTA, a cadaveric surgical training facility based out of Baltimore, [[Maryland]]. In 1973, he joined the private practice law firm of '''McGregor & Marquette''' as a city attorney. Miller successfully ran for State Attorney General in 1978, remaining in the position for two years before deciding to run for governor. He, however, failed to receive the [[Democratic]] nomination. Miller was elected once again as State Attorney General in 1994, subsequently being re-elected to the position in 1998, 2002, and 2006. He and Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald were one of the first state officials in the country to back United States Senator Barack Obama for President on February 11, 2007. <ref>[http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=88563 ''Iowa Politics'' "Obama Campaign: Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald Endorse Barack Obama for President" 11 Feb. 2007]</ref>
 
Immediately after receiving his law degree, Miller worked as a volunteer at VISTA, a cadaveric surgical training facility based out of Baltimore, [[Maryland]]. In 1973, he joined the private practice law firm of '''McGregor & Marquette''' as a city attorney. Miller successfully ran for State Attorney General in 1978, remaining in the position for two years before deciding to run for governor. He, however, failed to receive the [[Democratic]] nomination. Miller was elected once again as State Attorney General in 1994, subsequently being re-elected to the position in 1998, 2002, and 2006. He and Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald were one of the first state officials in the country to back United States Senator Barack Obama for President on February 11, 2007. <ref>[http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=88563 ''Iowa Politics'' "Obama Campaign: Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald Endorse Barack Obama for President" 11 Feb. 2007]</ref>
  
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Miller was one of six state attorney generals, all of whom belonged to the [[Democratic Party]], who received the highest rating, a letter grade of '''A+''', from the June 2008 Survey and Scorecard report published by the embattled liberal political organization, '''[[Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now|ACORN]]'''. The report was published in an effort to shine the spotlight on state attorney generals "leading the fight to protect homeowners from joining the flood of Americans losing their homes to foreclosure," according to the group. <ref>[http://acorn.org/fileadmin/ACORN_Reports/2008/agreport.pdf ''ACORN'' "Attorneys General Take Action: Real Leadership in Fighting Foreclosures" June 2008]</ref>
 
Miller was one of six state attorney generals, all of whom belonged to the [[Democratic Party]], who received the highest rating, a letter grade of '''A+''', from the June 2008 Survey and Scorecard report published by the embattled liberal political organization, '''[[Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now|ACORN]]'''. The report was published in an effort to shine the spotlight on state attorney generals "leading the fight to protect homeowners from joining the flood of Americans losing their homes to foreclosure," according to the group. <ref>[http://acorn.org/fileadmin/ACORN_Reports/2008/agreport.pdf ''ACORN'' "Attorneys General Take Action: Real Leadership in Fighting Foreclosures" June 2008]</ref>
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Revision as of 13:02, 22 September 2010

Thomas Miller
Tom Miller.jpg
Iowa Attorney General
Incumbent
Assumed office
1995
Current term ends
2011
Political party Democrat
Website Official Iowa Attorney General website
Thomas John Miller (born August 11, 1944, in Dubuque, Iowa) is the current Democratic Attorney General of Iowa, first elected to the statewide position in 1995.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, Loras College (1966)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Harvard Law School (1969)

Political career

Immediately after receiving his law degree, Miller worked as a volunteer at VISTA, a cadaveric surgical training facility based out of Baltimore, Maryland. In 1973, he joined the private practice law firm of McGregor & Marquette as a city attorney. Miller successfully ran for State Attorney General in 1978, remaining in the position for two years before deciding to run for governor. He, however, failed to receive the Democratic nomination. Miller was elected once again as State Attorney General in 1994, subsequently being re-elected to the position in 1998, 2002, and 2006. He and Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald were one of the first state officials in the country to back United States Senator Barack Obama for President on February 11, 2007. [1]

Controversies

ACORN

See also: Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

Miller was one of six state attorney generals, all of whom belonged to the Democratic Party, who received the highest rating, a letter grade of A+, from the June 2008 Survey and Scorecard report published by the embattled liberal political organization, ACORN. The report was published in an effort to shine the spotlight on state attorney generals "leading the fight to protect homeowners from joining the flood of Americans losing their homes to foreclosure," according to the group. [2]

Campaign contributions

1998

2002

2006

2010

Electoral history

1998

  • 1998 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary
    • Tom Miller ran unopposed
1998 Race for Attorney General - General Election [3]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Tom Miller (D) 65.4%
Mark Schwickerath (R) 32.4%
Nancy L. Watkins (Natural Law) 2.2%
Total votes 922,155

2002

  • 2002 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary
    • Tom Miller ran unopposed
2002 Race for Attorney General - General Election [4]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Tom Miller (D) 61.6%
Dave Millage (R) 36.7%
Edward F. Noyes (Libertarian) 1.7%
Total votes 993,254

2006

  • 2006 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary and General Election
    • Tom Miller ran unopposed in both contests

2010

See also: Iowa Attorney General election, 2010
  • 2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary
    • Tom Miller ran unopposed

Contact Information

Iowa

Capitol Address:
Iowa Attorney General
1305 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5164
Fax: 515-281-4209
E-mail: webteam@ag.state.ia.us

External links

References


Political offices
Preceded by
Richard C. Turner
Iowa Attorney General
1979–1991
Succeeded by
Bonnie Campbell
Preceded by
Bonnie Campbell
Iowa Attorney General
1995–present
Succeeded by
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