Candice S. Miller (born May 7, 1954) is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district, serving since 2003. She is a member of the Republican Party.
The district includes Michigan's Huron, Macomb, and Sanilac counties, plus portions of Lapeer and Oakland counties.
U.S. 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.
During the 108th Congress, she was sent letters of admonishment by the House Ethics Committee. Miller improperly attempted to influence the vote of fellow Michigan congressman Nick Smith on the floor of the U.S. House.
Miller is a current signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
On 31 August 2011, Miller made the following statement on the non-profit document archive organisation WikiLeaks: “The latest release of stolen American secrets by the organization WikiLeaks once again proves that they are a terrorist operation that puts the lives of Americans and our allies at risk. Particularly contemptible and criminal is the release of the identities of sources of information to our nation from those working against despotic regimes or terrorist organizations. WikiLeaks can no longer say that they are anything more than an organization that aids and abets enemies of freedom. It is long past time for the Obama Administration to take decisive action to shut this criminal operation down and to bring those who steal and release America’s secrets and put our allies at risk to justice.”
Miller was elected Michigan Secretary of State, unseating 6-term incumbent Richard H.
Austin. She was the first Republican to serve as Secretary of State in Michigan in 40 years since Owen Cleary left office in 1955.
Miller 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. By all accounts, the 10th had been reconfigured with Miller in mind. 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.
Miller faced no opposition in the Republican primary, and was acclaimed as the Republican candidate on August 8, 2006. In the general election Miller was challenged by Democrat Robert Denison and three third-party candidates. Miller defeated Denison 178,843 to 84,574 votes.
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.
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.
Miller was challenged by Democratic nominee Henry Yanez, a Sterling Heights firefighter and paramedic. He is currently the Chairman of the 10th District Democrats and was a delegate to the 2004 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions. Miller gained approximately 72% of the vote, and was declared the winner of the House seat on November 3, 2010 with 100% of the voting precincts reported.
In 2011 Miller was dealt a serious defeat when her hand-picked choice to Chair the Republican Party for Michigan's 10th congressional district was defeated by her former assistant secretary of state, Stanley Grot, a local Tea Party activist. Based upon recent reports, it appears that Miller will be running oppposed in the 2012 GOP primary.
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Miller's husband is Donald Miller, a Circuit Court judge in the 16th Circuit Court for Macomb County.
November 30th, 2011