Candice Miller

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Candice Miller ()
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Committees: House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Candice Miller has been a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 10th Congressional district, since 2003.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Improper Influence

During the 108th Congress, Miller was admonished by the House Ethics Committee for improperly attempting to influence the vote of fellow Michigan Congressman Nick Smith on a Medicare vote.

"The subcommittee released a 62-page report[1]... that admonished Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) for possibly breaking House rules by offering support for Smith's son in exchange for a vote and threatening retaliation if Smith did not vote for the Medicare bill. The report, which concluded that Smith was not offered a bribe for his vote, also admonished Smith for making comments based on "speculation or exaggeration" and for not fully cooperating with the ethics committee.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice also have launched investigations into the case." [2]

Indian casino

One of the first bills Miller introduced in Congress was H.R. 831, which would have allowed the Bay Mills Indian Community (Brimley, Mich.) to develop a casino off-reservation 350 miles away in Port Huron, Mich. In 1996, The Bay Mills tribe made claims to lands in Michigan, including more than 100 acres in an area they refer to as Charlotte Beach on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. [3] These respective land claims, however, were rejected from state and federal courts at the time on administrative grounds. Then Michigan Gov. John Engler and leaders of the tribe entered into a settlement agreement in late September 2002 in which the Tribe agreed to extinguish claims to the Charlotte Beach area lands in exchange for the right to build a casino in Port Huron. [4] Michigan casino syndicates Marian Ilitch and Michael J. Malik, Sr. bankrolled the tribe's pursuits. According to records on file with the Federal Election Commission, Ilitch Family members and Malik contributed more than $74,000 to Rep. Miller from March 2003 through June 2005.[5]


Miller was born May 7, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Macomb County Community College in Warren, Michigan and Northwood Institute for Business Management. She served as a trustee on the Harrison Township Board, 1979-1980 and was Harrison Township supervisor, 1980-1992. She was treasurer of Macomb County, 1992-1994.

Miller was the Secretary of State of Michigan from 1995 to 2003. In 2002, she was elected to the U.S. House.

Miller was the General Chair for the Bush-Cheney 2004 Campaign in Michigan.

President George W. Bush and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove reportedly urged Miller to challenge Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow in 2006, but Miller declined. If Carl Levin retires in 2008, Miller is seen as a likely candidate to run for his open seat.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Robert Denison to face Miller in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [6] Miller retained her seat.

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Ilitch Holdings$ 18,200
DTE Energy$ 15,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$ 15,000
General Motors$ 10,500
Lautrec Ltd$ 10,400
Air Line Pilots Assn$ 10,000
American Crystal Sugar$ 10,000
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 10,000
CMS Energy$ 10,000
Credit Union National Assn$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Candice Miller
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Candice Miller. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 1034 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2106 Fax: 202-226-1169
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District offices
  • 48653 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township, MI 48317
    Ph: 586-997-5010 Fax: (none entered)
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