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Candice Miller


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2003
Preceded by David Bonior

In office
January 1, 1995 – January 1, 2003
Governor John Engler
Preceded by Richard H. Austin
Succeeded by Terri Lynn Land

Born May 7, 1954 (1954-05-07) (age 55)
Detroit, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Don Miller
Residence Harrison Township, Michigan
Alma mater HS diploma
Occupation Small business owner
Religion Presbyterian

Candice S. Miller (born May 7, 1954) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, currently representing Michigan's 10th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district stretches from the northeastern suburbs of Detroit all the way into the Michigan Thumb.

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Life and career

Miller was born in Detroit and graduated from Lakeshore High School in St. Clair Shores. She attended both Macomb Community College in Warren and Northwood University for Business Management. After several years working in business, she was the youngest trustee to serve on the Harrison Township Board from 1979–1980, and was Harrison Township supervisor from 1980 to 1992. She was treasurer of Macomb County, 1992–1994. Her husband is Hon. Donald Miller, a Circuit Court judge in the 16th Circuit Court for Macomb County.

Miller was the Michigan Secretary of State from 1995 to 2003. She was the first Republican to serve as Secretary of State in Michigan in 40 years since Owen Cleary left office in 1955. In her re-election campaign to that office in 1998 she carried every county in Michigan (including Wayne County, home to Detroit) and won by 1 million votes — the largest margin of victory for a candidate running statewide in Michigan.

After the 2000 United States Census, the Michigan Legislature reconfigured the state's congressional map. In the process, they redrew the 10th District, represented by 13-term Democrat David Bonior, to be much more rural and Republican. Bonior opted to run for the gubernatorial nomination rather than run for re-election to the House of Representatives. Miller won the Republican primary, and the general election in November. She is a current signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[1] Miller is currently serving her 4th term in the House of Representatives.

For the 110th Congress Miller was appointed to continue her service on the House Armed Services Committee and was added to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over not only surface transportation but also water quality issues related to the Great Lakes. Due to the vacancy left by then Representative Bobby Jindal, Miller was appointed to the House Committee on Homeland Security in March 2008 and has since left the House Armed Services Committee. This Committee assignment furthered Congresswoman Miller's ability to advocate for the Selfridge Military district in Michigan's 10th district.[citation needed] Additionally, Representative Miller is an active member on the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global warming, where she is able to continue her advocacy for preservation of the Great Lakes and Energy independence.

Committee assignments

2006 Election

Miller faced no opposition in the Republican primary on August 8, 2006. She was being opposed by Democrat Robert Denison and three third-party candidates in the general election. Miller defeated Denison 178,843 to 84,574 votes on November 7, 2006.

2008 election

Miller was reelected in her bid to represent Michigan's 10th district, against Democratic candidate Robert Denison, Libertarian candidate Neil Kiernan Stephenson, and Green candidate Candace Caveny.[2]

During the 2008 Presidential election, Miller endorsed Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for president. At the Michigan Republican convention, she explained, "When deciding what candidate I wanted to be our next President of the United States I knew we needed someone who would continue the fight against terrorism, who has proven leadership and who has the record and experience of managing government and improving the economy. Again and again on the most important issues facing America I came to the same conclusion, that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the man we need to lead our nation."

Miller spoke on behalf of Senator John McCain and was a vocal supporter of Governor Sarah Palin. She was a member of Gov. Palin's "truth squad" leading up to the 2008 presidential election.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard H. Austin
Secretary of State of Michigan
1995–2003
Succeeded by
Terri Lynn Land
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Bonior
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th congressional district

2003–present
Incumbent
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