Christian Miele

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Christian Miele
Christian Miele 2020.jpg
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 34th district
In office
January 5, 2023 – January 11, 2023
Preceded byRobert Cassilly
Succeeded byMary-Dulany James
Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities
In office
January 9, 2019 – January 4, 2023
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
Born
Christian Joseph Miele

(1981-02-28) February 28, 1981 (age 41)
Red Bank, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseJessica M. Miele
EducationTowson University (BS, MA)
Emory University School of Law (JD)
ProfessionLawyer

Christian Joseph Miele (born February 28, 1981) is an American lawyer and politician. A Republican, he was a member of the Maryland Senate from January 5, 2023, to January 11, 2023, and of the Maryland House of Delegates from January 14, 2015, to January 9, 2019.[1] Miele was appointed to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities in the administration of Governor Larry Hogan on January 9, 2019. He resigned this post to become a member of the Maryland Senate on January 5, 2023, representing Maryland's 34th Legislative District.

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 Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Towson University in 2004 and 2008, respectively.[1] and a JD degree from the Emory University School of Law in 2014. While at Emory, he joined the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, was a co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, and served as president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.[1] He is married to Dr. Jessica M. Miele.[2] 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.[3] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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]

He ran for the District 8 seat in the Maryland Senate in 2018 but lost to Katherine Klausmeier in the General Election.[4][5]

Miele was the Republican nominee for Maryland Senate in District 34 for the 2022 Maryland Legislative election.[6] He defeated Butch Tilley with 74% of the vote, and was narrowly defeated by Democratic challenger Mary-Dulany James in the general election.[7]

Following his defeat, in December 2022, Governor Larry Hogan appointed Miele to the Maryland Senate to replace former state senator Robert Cassilly, who vacated the seat after winning the Harford County executive election. He was sworn in on January 5th, 2023. Miele served in this position for one week until the start of the Maryland General Assembly's 445th legislative session on January 11, 2023.[8] His tenure of just 6 days marks one of the shortest in Maryland Senate history.

Election Results[edit]

  • 2014 General Election for Maryland House of Delegates - District 8 [9]
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[5]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Katherine Klausmeier, Dem. 24,332   51.1%    Won
Christian Miele, Rep 23,271   48.8%    Lost
  • 2022 Republican Primary Election for Maryland Senate - District 34[10]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Christian Miele 7,317 73.66% Won
Walter "Butch" Tilley 2,616 26.34% Lost
  • 2022 General Election for Maryland Senate - District 34 [11]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Mary-Dulany James, Dem. 22,858 50.55% Won
Christian Miele, Rep. 22,267 49.24% Lost
Write-Ins 98 0.22%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Former Delegates: Christian J. Miele". Maryland.gov.
  2. ^ a b "About Christian". ChristianMiele.org.
  3. ^ a b "Christian Miele's Biography". votesmart.org.
  4. ^ Dresser, Michael (June 10, 2017). "Hogan, GOP take aim at Democratic dominance of Maryland legislature". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Official 2018 Gubernatorial General Election results for State Senator". The Maryland State Board of Elections.
  6. ^ Gaines, Danielle E. (2021-07-02). "Former Delegate Running for Harford County Senate Seat". Maryland Matters. Retrieved 2022-04-19.
  7. ^ Kurtz, Josh (November 18, 2022). "Dems take two more Senate seats, win Frederick County exec race". Maryland Matters. Retrieved January 1, 2023.
  8. ^ Kurtz, Josh (January 6, 2023). "Political notes: Maryland's newest senator, plus an environmental confab on the Eastern Shore". Maryland Matters. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  9. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved August 15, 2018
  10. ^ "Unofficial 2022 Election Results". elections.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  11. ^ "Official 2022 Election Results". www.elections.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2023-01-07.