Gwendolyn M. Miller

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Gwendolyn M. Miller is the former Chairwoman of the City Council in Tampa, Florida. An educator by training, Miller served four terms on the City Council. She was the first African-American woman elected to the Tampa City Council.

Miller received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida A&M University. She was a longtime teacher and human resources specialist in the public schools of Hillsborough County.

She was first elected to the City Council in 1995 as councilwoman for the 5th District, a position she was reelected to in 1999. In 2003 she was elected as an at-large councilwoman. She first became council chairwoman in 2004.

During the March 27, 2007 runoff election, Miller defeated Joe Redner in a heated contest for council chairperson.[1]

Miller is one of three Council Members to vote against the permanent wet-zoning of Cigar City Brewing and extension of operating hours. The company is related to her former council opponent Joe Redner, as it is owned by Redner's son.

Her husband is former State Senator Les Miller, who is now a Hillsborough County Commissioner.[2]


  1. ^ Janet Zink (March 28, 2007). "Miller fights back challenge by Redner". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved March 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ Gwendolyn M. ( Gwen ) Miller, District 1 At-Large Archived 2007-10-16 at the Wayback Machine.

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