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|Candice S. Miller|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th district
January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||David Bonior|
|40th Michigan Secretary of State|
January 1, 1995 – January 1, 2003
|Preceded by||Richard H. Austin|
|Succeeded by||Terri Lynn Land|
|Macomb County Treasurer|
|Harrison Township Supervisor|
|Harrison Township Board of Trustees|
May 7, 1954 |
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan or Detroit
|Spouse(s)||Donald G. Miller|
|Residence||Harrison Township, Michigan|
|Alma mater||Lake Shore High School, St. Clair Shores, Mich.
attended Macomb Community College, Warren, Mich., 1973-74
attended Northwood Institute
|Occupation||Secy.-Treas., D.B. Snider Inc. marina, 1972-79|
The district includes Michigan's Huron, Macomb, and Sanilac counties, plus portions of Lapeer and Oakland counties. She is one of only a few members in Congress whose highest level of education is a high school diploma.
U.S. House of Representatives 
Committee assignments 
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security (Chairwoman)
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Caucus memberships 
- Congressional Boating Caucus (Co-Chair)
- Congressional Waterways Caucus
- International Conservation Caucus
- Jobs Now Caucus (Co-Chair)
- Sportsmen's Caucus
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. 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, the House Ethics Committee sent her letters of admonishment for having improperly attempted to influence the vote of fellow Michigan congressman Nick Smith on the House floor. She later told the Detroit Free Press, "If a black belt can be intimidated by an overweight middle-age woman, that's too bad."
During the 2003 Iraq War, Mrs. Miller was a member of the Armed Services committee, and part of a "war room" team that relayed information from the Bush administration to Republican members, the news media, and the public.
Admonishment by House Ethics Committee 
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... 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... admonished Rep. Candice S. Miller (R-Mich.) for making comments about Brad Smith during the Nov. 22 roll call that appeared to be "a threat of retaliation" for Nick Smith's vote against the bill.
Representative Miller told the Investigative Subcommittee that the first time she spoke to Representative Smith about his vote on the Medicare legislation was on the House floor while the vote was open, after Representative Smith had cast his vote. She estimated that she spoke with him during the first hour of the time that the vote was held open. Representative Miller saw Representative Smith’s no vote on the board and she ‘‘didn’t like the way that he voted.’’ Representative Miller testified that, on her own initiative, she approached Representative Smith and said words to the effect of: ‘‘Is this how you’re going to vote; or, This is how you’re going to vote? And he said, Obviously.’’
Representative Miller recalled that she responded by saying words to the effect of: ‘‘Well, I hope your son doesn’t come to Congress, or I’m not going to support your son, or something to that effect.’’ Representative Smith then ‘‘rose up out of his seat and said, You get out of here.’’ That was the end of the interaction between the two Members. Representative Miller estimated that the exchange lasted for about ten seconds. She told the Investigative Subcommittee that she did not at any point ask Representative Smith to change his vote on the Medicare legislation.
Representative Smith told the Investigative Subcommittee that Representative Miller specifically threatened to work against his son if he did not change his vote. Representative Smith’s recollection was that Representative Miller ‘‘came up and said something like, I haven’t been involved in this campaign before, but if you don’t change your vote, I’ll get involved, and I’ll make sure Brad isn’t elected.’’
Political positions 
Miller sat on the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and has praised President Obama for his stance on off-shore oil exploration. She supports selling oil and gas leases to help fund the research and development of alternative energy projects.
On 31 August 2011, Miller complained about the publication by WikiLeaks (a non-profit document archive organisation) of classified documents purloined from the U. S. Government, “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.”
Political campaigns 
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 beat both Democrat Mary Parks and Reform Party's Perry Spencer. 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. The old 10th had been a fairly compact district taking in most of Macomb and St. Clair counties. However, the reconfigured 10th was pushed all the way to the Thumb. In the process, the legislature moved Miller's home in Harrison Township into the district, while shifting Bonior's home in Mount Clemens to the neighboring 12th District. Bonior opted to run for the governor of Michigan rather than run for re-election to the House of Representatives. Miller won the Republican primary, and in the general election in November she handily beat Carl Marlinga, the Macomb County Prosecutor since 1982. Marlinga called himself a "Hubert Humphrey Democrat", and Miller called herself a "George W. Bush Republican." She outraised Marlinga, and secured the Teamsters Union (but not AFL-CIO) endorsement.
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.
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 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 won reelection November 3, 2010 with nearly 72% of the vote, beating Yanez, two minor party candidates, and a write-in.
Mrs. Miller's choice for Chairman of Michigan's 10th congressional district Republican committee lost to her former assistant secretary of state, Stanley Grot, a local Tea Party activist. Grot is chairman of the district committee, clerk of Shelby Township, and formerly a constituent relations representative in the Michigan Attorney General's office. He has been president of the American Polish Cultural Center. After Henry Yanez dropped out to run for a State Representative position, two candidates Jerome Quinn, and Chuck Stalder have declared and will face each other in a Primary set for August 7th, 2012. To decide who will have the Democratic Nomination, and be facing Mrs. Miller in the 2012 general election.
Personal life 
Miller's husband Donald Miller is a retired Circuit Court judge in the 16th Circuit Court for Macomb County. He was a fighter pilot, flew combat missions in Vietnam, commanded the Selfridge Air National Guard Base and retired from the Air National Guard as a Colonel. Their daughter is a member of the United Auto Workers Union.
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- "Our Judges". Macomb County Veterans' Treatment Court. Retrieved 2012-05-09. "Judge Don Miller was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 17, 1938. After high school, he attended Michigan State University, majoring in physics and enrolling in Air Force ROTC. He graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the USAF."
- U.S. Congresswoman Candice Miller official House site
- Candice Miller for Congress official Campaign site
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Congressional profile at GovTrack
- Congressional profile at Roll Call
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information (federal office) at OpenSecrets.org
- Staff salaries, trips and personal finance (federal office) at LegiStorm.com
- Financial information (state office) at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Voting record at The Washington Post
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
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- Profile at SourceWatch
Richard H. Austin
|Secretary of State of Michigan
Terri Lynn Land
|Chairman of the House Administration Committee
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th congressional district
|United States order of precedence|
|United States Representatives by seniority