Dan Miller (Florida politician)

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Dan Miller
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Porter J. Goss
Succeeded by Katherine Harris
Personal details
Born (1942-05-30) May 30, 1942 (age 72)
Highland Park, Michigan
Political party Republican

Daniel Miller (born May 30, 1942) is an American Republican politician from the state of Florida. He represented the state and its 13th district in the House of Representatives for ten years. After he vacated his House seat, Katherine Harris was elected to represent the district in 2002.

Miller was born in Highland Park, Michigan, but moved to Florida during his childhood and graduated from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida, in 1960. He was an undergraduate at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and received his MBA from Emory University. He then got his Ph.D. and served as a professor at several colleges across the South. He also developed a successful business career, working with his father Don Sr. and brother Don Jr. on a restaurant, nursing home and real estate development. In 1992, Miller decided to run for Congress after the incumbent Andy Ireland stepped down.

Miller was elected to the U.S. House in 1992, and served for the following ten years. He decided not to run for re-election in 2002, honoring his self-imposed term limit of 10 years.

In Congress, Miller advocated spending restraint as a fiscal conservative. He served on several committees during his tenure, including Appropriations, Government Reform & Oversight, and Budget. Miller championed Medicare reform, fought to end the costly sugar subsidy,[1] and opposed earmarking. Miller also served as chairman of the subcommittee on the United States Census, overseeing the 2000 decennial census, a position he was uniquely qualified to hold as a former statistics professor.

Miller was with President George W. Bush visiting Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota on the morning of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Electoral history[edit]

Florida's 13th congressional district: Results 1992–2006[2]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
1992 Rand Snell 115,767 42% Dan Miller 158,881 58%
1994 (no candidate) Dan Miller *
1996 Sanford Gordon 96,098 36% Dan Miller 173,671 64% *
1998 (no candidate) Dan Miller *
2000 Daniel E. Dunn 99,568 36% Dan Miller 175,918 64% *
*Write-in and minor candidate notes: In 1994 and 1998, Miller was unopposed, and so a vote total was not recorded. In 1996, write-ins received 135 votes. In 2000, write-ins received 101 votes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Edwards, "Why Congress Should Repeal Sugar Subsidy," http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=8381
  2. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andy Ireland and Porter J. Goss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 13th congressional district

1993–2003
Succeeded by
Katherine Harris