Caroline Miller (politician)

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Caroline Miller
Caroline Miller - Author

Caroline Miller is a former elected member of the county commission of Multnomah County, Oregon in the United States, and a published author. Since leaving the political arena, Miller has been heavily involved with writing. She has published three novels: Trompe l'Oeil in 2012, Gothic Spring and Heart Land in 2009.[1] Her short stories have been published in Children's Digest and Grit and Tales of the Talisman,[2] and her short story, Under the Bridge and Beneath the Moon, were dramatized for radio in Oregon and Washington.[3][4] Miller’s two-act play, “Woman on the Scarlet Beast,” was performed by the Post5 Theatre company in Portland, Oregon Jan 20-Feb.8 2015.[5]

During her political life, Miller served a term as an original councilor with Metro.[6] She was elected to two consecutive four-year terms (the maximum permitted) as a member of the Multnomah County Commission, leaving office in 1988.[7] Miller was a strong advocate for citizen involvement in government, created many social services for those in need, including ex-offenders, created a Bill of Rights for patient care in assisted living facilities and initiated the program for health care clinics in the schools in conjunction with Portland Public Schools. She was the first Hispanic to serve on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners.[8][9][10] She also headed the Portland Federation of Teachers. She was the first woman parliamentarian for the Oregon AFL conventions and was inducted into the Oregon Labor Hall of Fame.[11]

She holds a B.A. and M.A.T. degree from Reed College and an M.A. in Literature from Northern Arizona University where she graduated with honors.


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