Jonathan Miller (West Virginia politician)
Early life, education, and early career
He is the son of Jim and Rita Miller; the family lived in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, then moved to Bunker Hill when he was young. Miller graduated from Musselman High School, then attended High Point University, earning a B.A. in political science. He works as a health insurance salesman and occasional substitute teacher.
West Virginia legislature
In 2006, Miller was elected as a member of the House of Delegates, where he serves on the Health and Human Resources, Banking and Insurance, Government Organization, and Political Subdivisions Committees. He was re-elected in 2008 without opposition.
Miller is the West Virginia state co-chair of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He is also a member of The Heartland Institute, the Cato Institute, and the Club for Growth.
In June 2008, Miller was replaced on the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council (Region 9) because he had failed to attend a number of meetings.
2012 Congressional race
In May 2011, Miller announced that he would vacate his seat in the House of Delegates and enter the race for the Republican nomination for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district. He challenged current by U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, who had announced her intentions to run for re-election. Miller expressed his religion being a factor in running, saying in a video: "I firmly believe that God has called me to run for this office now.”
In May 2012, Miller would ultimately lose the primary race, with incumbent Shelley Moore Capito winning the nomination.
- West Virginia Republican Officials list
- Miller's official profile
- Umstead, Matthew. "West Virginia: Berkeley County lawmaker replaced on Region 9 council" The Herald-Mail June 14, 2008
- Smith, Vicki (28 April 2012). "Artist, evangelist challenge Capito in GOP primary". Associated Press. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "WVa US Rep Shelley Moore Capito overcomes rare GOP primary challenge in bid for 7th term". The Republic. Associated Press. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
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