Jeff Miller

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Jefferson B. Miller
Jefferson B. Miller
District: Florida 1
Political party: Republican
Term of office: January 2001–Present
Preceded by: Joe Scarborough
Succeeded by: Incumbent (2006)
Date of birth: June 27, 1959
Place of birth: St. Petersburg, Florida
Religion: United Methodist (Christian)

Politician Jefferson B. Miller (born June 27 1959) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the First District of Florida. His district includes all of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, and Washington Counties.

Early life and education[edit]

Mr. Miller was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism[1] from the University of Florida in 1984.[2] He was a real estate broker and a deputy sheriff before taking public office.[3] Miller lives in Chumuckla, Florida, which is located about 20 miles northeast of Pensacola.

Political Career[edit]

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

Mr. Miller was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 to 2001.[4] During his three years there, he was a member of the committes on Utilities & Telecommunications, Congressional Redistricting, Council for Ready Infrastructure, and Rules, Ethics & Elections.

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Mr. Miller entered the House in a special election to replace Joe Scarborough in 2001.

He has served on the following committees:

Issues[edit]

Jeff Miller typically votes with the Republican bloc. Here are specific issues:

Security[edit]

  • Anti-Dubai Port Deal[16]
  • Pro-defense spending[17]
  • Pro-increased veterans' benefits[18]
  • Pro-Iraq occupation

Economics[edit]

  • Pro-making President Bush's tax cuts permanent[19]
  • Pro-Social Security reform/privitization[20]
  • Pro-media diversification[21]
  • Anti-"A la carte" cable television[22]
  • Anti-farm subsidies-- Voted against the farm bill [23]
  • Pro-free trade[24]

Science & Education[edit]

  • Pro-education vouchers[25]
  • Anti-stem cell research[26]

Energy & the Environment[edit]

Foreign Policy[edit]

  • Anti-United Nations[30]

Social Policy[edit]

  • Pro-life[31]
  • Anti-church and state separation[32]
  • Pro-Immigration reform (i.e., reducing illegal immigration)[33]
  • Pro-NRA / Anti-gun control[34]

Politics & Law[edit]

  • Anti-house ethics rules[35]
  • Anti-lobbying reform[36]
  • Pro-cutting congressmembers' pay[37]
  • Pro-medical malpractice reform[38]

Family[edit]

Mr. Miller is married to the former Vicki Griswold, and has two sons (Scott and Clint)[39] and two grandchildren.[40]

References[edit]

  1. Jeff Miller at NNDB
  2. Jeff Miller's Florida House of Representatives Profile
  3. Jeff Miller's Profile
  4. Jeff Miller's Florida House of Representatives Profile
  5. Jeff Miller's Profile
  6. House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 107th Congress
  7. Armed Services Committee Website, 107th Congress
  8. Jeff Miller's Committee Membership
  9. House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 108th Congress
  10. House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 108th Congress
  11. Jeff Miller's Committee Membership
  12. House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list
  13. House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list
  14. House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list
  15. Vote Smart info on Hurricane Katrina Preparation/Response Investigation Committee
  16. Jeff Miller on Dubai Port Deal
  17. Jeff Miller on Defense
  18. Jeff Miller on Veterans' Benefits
  19. Jeff Miller on Taxes
  20. Jeff Miller on Social Security
  21. Jeff Miller on Telecommunications states that he supported H.R. 2052: Preservation of Localism, Program Diversity, and Competition in Television Broadcast Service Act
  22. Jeff Miller on Telecommunications
  23. Jeff Miller on Agriculture
  24. Voted Aye on DR-CAFTA: H.R. 3045: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
  25. Jeff Miller on Education
  26. Voted Nay on H.R. 810: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005
  27. Voted Nay on H.R. 250: Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2005
  28. Jeff Miller on the Environment
  29. Jeff Miller on Offshore Drilling
  30. Jeff Miller on the United Nations
  31. Jeff Miller on Abortion
  32. Jeff Miller on the Judiciary
  33. Jeff Miller on Immigration
  34. Jeff Miller on 2nd Amendment Rights
  35. Just how tangled up in the GOP Culture of Corruption is Jeff Miller?
  36. Voted Nay on H. Res. 648: To eliminate floor privileges and access to Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists...
  37. Jeff Miller on Government Reform
  38. Jeff Miller on Healthcare
  39. Jeff Miller's Florida House of Representatives Profile
  40. Jeff Miller's Profile

External links[edit]

Preceded by:
Jerrold Burroughs
Florida Representative, 1st District
1998 - 2001
Succeeded by:
Greg Evers
Preceded by:
Joe Scarborough
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 1st District
2001 – present
Incumbent