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Brad Miller
Brad Miller (congressman)

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 13th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 7, 2003
Preceded by None (District Created After 2000 Census)
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born May 19, 1953 (1953-05-19) (age 54)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse Esther Hall
Religion Episcopalian

Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller (born May 19, 1953) is an American lawyer and politician from North Carolina, currently representing the state's Thirteenth District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1241x1500, 1131 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Brad Miller (congressman) List of members of the 110th United States Congress Metadata This file contains additional information... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The Thirteenth congressional district of North Carolina elects one representative to the United States House of Representatives. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cross Creek Linear Park Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Episcopal Churchs Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Washington, D.C. is often referred to as the National Cathedral. The Episcopal Church in the United States of America is the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States and several other nations, including dioceses... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...

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Earlier life and Education

Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Miller attended Terry Sanford Senior High in Fayetteville. He received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975, an M.A. from the London School of Economics in 1978, and a J.D. from Columbia University in 1979. After graduation he served as clerk to Judge J. Dickson Phillips, Jr of the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He practiced law in Raleigh and was a member of the North Carolina State House of Representatives from 1992 until 1994 and a member of the North Carolina State Senate from 1996 to 2002. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Miller helped pass legislation addressing racial profiling.[1] Cross Creek Linear Park Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a specialist constituent college of the University of London. ... J.D. redirects here; for alternate uses, see J.D. (disambiguation) J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Racial profiling, also known as ethnic profiling, is the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics in determining whether a person is considered likely to commit a particular type of crime (see Offender Profiling). ...


Elections to Congress

In 2002, Miller was elected to represent North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from the 13th district, a new seat allocated to North Carolina following the 2000 Census (map). As Chairman of the State Senate Redistricting Committee, he helped to draw that district. Miller advanced from a crowded Democratic primary, which included former Congressman Robin Britt, to defeat Republican Carolyn Grant and a Libertarian candidate with roughly 55% of the vote. Grant later sued Miller alleging, among other things, that he and his campaign defamed her in an October 2002 television advertisement.[2] She later dropped the suit after she failed to comply with several court orders. The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Charles Robin Britt (born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas on June 29, 1942) is a Member of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party created in 1971. ...


Miller was elected to his second term in the 2004 Congressional elections, earning 59% of the vote and defeating Republican Virginia Johnson. Elections to the United States House of Representatives for the 109th Congress were held on November 2, 2004. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


In 2006, Miller's opponent was Vernon Robinson, a conservative African American politician who is a former city council member and current resident of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (outside the thirteenth congressional district). Robinson was able to garner national attention due to his bombastic and exaggerative rhetoric. [3],[4], [5] Vernon Robinson is a politician in the Winston-Salem, NC area, who, in two high-profile Congressional races, has been attacked for running controversial campaigns. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ...


Miller defeated Robinson in a lopsided 64% to 36% win, according to unofficial results. [6]


In 2007, Miller considered a run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Elizabeth Dole [7],[8] but decided against it. [9] Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) is an American politician who served in both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidential administrations, and currently serves as a United States senator representing the state of North Carolina. ...


Congressional service

In Congress, Miller has served on the House Financial Services Committee, where he has worked on protecting consumers against predatory mortgage lending. He has also served on the House Science and Technology Committee. In January 2007, Miller was named to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.[10] Soon thereafter, he was appointed chairman of the new Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.[11] Meeting of the House Financial Services Committee The United States House Committee on Financial Services (or House Banking Committee) oversees the entire financial services industry, including the securities, insurance, banking, and housing industries. ... The Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration was established in 1958 in response to the Soviet Sputnik program in the late 1950s. ... The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs (also known as the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives which is in charge of bills and investigations related to the foreign affairs of the United States. ... The Science Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is one of five subcommittees of the United States House Committee on Science and Technology. ...


Miller co-founded and co-chairs the bipartisan congressional Community College caucus, which educates members of Congress on the importance of community colleges.[12]. For his efforts, he was recognized with the Congressional Award from the Council for Resource Development. [13] In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... A Congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress which meets to pursue common legislative objectives. ...


Miller is an occasional blogger at the DailyKos [14]. Daily Kos is an American political weblog aimed at Democrats and progressives. ...


Miller and his wife are parishioners at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh, NC.[15] Downtown Raleigh as seen from the Boylan St. ...


Quotes

  • "Eighty percent is not the bottom end. That’s the vast majority of workers not sharing in economic prosperity from production increases." (2006, to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke)
  • "With tax cuts going to the people who receive inherited wealth, can you identify a single policy of this Congress or the Bush Administration that appears directed at closing income inequality or the concentration of wealth?" (2006, also to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke)
  • "For four years, patriotic Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike, have anguished over events in Iraq, and given deep and prayerful thought to alternatives. But the Bush Administration dismissed and insulted dissenters, and often made fierce attempts to discredit them. Not even General Eric Shinseki, the Chief of Staff of the Army, or James Baker, Secretary of State for the first President Bush, were spared. And the Bush Administration has treated criticisms of Members of Congress as meddling, as sticking our nose in their war. House Democrats have offered plan after plan to alter our course in Iraq, and House Republicans greeted every plan with strident attack." (February 16, 2007)

Ben Shalom Bernanke (born December 13, 1953) (pronounced ber-NAN-kee, bər-nan-kē or ), is an American macroeconomist who is the current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve (the Fed). He was previously Chairman of the U.S. Presidents Council of...

Source

  • http://www.house.gov/bradmiller

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
None (District Created after 2000 Census)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 13th congressional district

2003–Present
Incumbent

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Brad Miller (congressman) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (518 words)
Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller (born May 19, 1953) is an American politician from North Carolina, representing the state's Thirteenth District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 2002, Miller was elected to represent North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from the 13th district, a new seat allocated to North Carolina following the 2000 Census (map).
Miller was elected to his second term in the 2004 Congressional elections, earning 59% of the vote and defeating Republican Virginia Johnson.
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Past generations of North Carolinians and Personians, said Miller, were able to get a job out of high school in textile mills or on the farm and stay in that job until retirement.
South Elementary School Principal Dr. Mary Calhoun followed Miller’s comments by telling him that, at South, "We strive for perfection and we went overboard last year." Calhoun said she was extremely proud of the job her teachers and students did last year.
Person County Board of Education Chairman Gordon Powell echoed Bugnar’s and Miller’s sentiments, telling South teachers their students’ results on end-of-grade tests and the school’s performance on AYP were accomplishments that "show a concerted effort on your part." He said the school’s achievements last year were "absolutely wonderful.
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