Christian Miele

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Christian J. Miele
Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities
Assumed office
January 9, 2019
Appointed byLarry Hogan
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 8th district
In office
January 14, 2015 – January 9, 2019
Preceded byJoseph Boteler
Succeeded byJoseph Boteler & Harry Bhandari
Personal details
Christian Joseph Miele

(1981-02-28) February 28, 1981 (age 40)
Red Bank, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jessica M. Miele
EducationTowson University (BS, MA)
Emory University (JD)

Christian Joseph Miele (born February 28, 1981) is an American lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from January 14, 2015, to January 9, 2019.[1] Miele is currently serving as Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities in the administration of Governor Larry Hogan, having been appointed to this post on January 9, 2019.

Family and education[edit]

Miele was born in Red Bank, New Jersey.[1] He graduated St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel Township, New Jersey. He earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 and a Master of Arts degree from Towson University where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.[1] His BS is in Political Science and his MA is in Professional Studies.[2] He earned a JD degree from the Emory University School of Law in 2014. While at Emory, he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, editor-in-chief of the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, and president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.[1] He is married to Dr. Jessica M. Miele.[3] He is also a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.[1]

Professional life[edit]

Miele worked as an expansion consultant for Sigma Pi Fraternity from 2004 to 2005.[2] He was the Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Towson University from 2006 to 2010.[1] He has also served as a Project Manager for Sequel Design Associates, inc.[3] During law school, he was as a judicial intern for Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court.[2]

State government[edit]

Miele is a Republican who represented Legislative District 8 in Baltimore County. He served on the House Health and Government Operations Committee and the legislature's Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders.[1] Miele also served as chairman of the Baltimore County House Delegation's Public Safety Committee.

He is described as a moderate who can work with Democrats.[4]

He ran for the District 8 seat in the Maryland Senate in 2018 but lost to Katherine Klausmeier in the General Election.[5][6]

Election Results[edit]

  • 2014 General Election for Maryland House of Delegates - District 8 [7]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Christian Miele, Rep 20,164   19.4%    Won
John W. E. Cluster, Jr., Rep. 19,938   19.2%    Won
Eric M. Bromwell, Dem. 17,361   16.7%    Won
Bill Paulshock 15,899   15.3%    Lost
Norma Secoura 15,660   15.1%    Lost
Renee Smith 14,704   14.2%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 87   0.1%    Lost
  • 2018 General Election for Maryland Senate - District 8[6]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Katherine Klausmeier, Dem. 24,332   51.1%    Won
Christian Miele, Rep 23,271   48.8%    Lost


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Former Delegates: Christian J. Miele".
  2. ^ a b c "Christian Miele's Biography".
  3. ^ a b "About Christian".
  4. ^ Hicks, Josh (June 9, 2017). "Hogan makes first 2018 endorsement at rally for state Senate candidate". Washington Post. Washington, DC. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Dresser, Michael (June 10, 2017). "Hogan, GOP take aim at Democratic dominance of Maryland legislature". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Official 2018 Gubernatorial General Election results for State Senator". The Maryland State Board of Elections.
  7. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved August 15, 2018