Ken A. Miller

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Ken Miller
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Treasurer of Oklahoma
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Governor Mary Fallin
Preceded by Scott Meacham
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 81st district
In office
November 2004 – November 2010
Preceded by Ray Vaughn
Succeeded by Randy Grau
Personal details
Born Kenneth Adams Miller
October 27, 1966
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Lipscomb University (BS)
Pepperdine University (MBA)
University of Oklahoma (PhD)

Kenneth A. "Ken" Miller (born October 27, 1966) is an American educator and Republican politician from Oklahoma. Miller is the 18th and current Oklahoma State Treasurer, having won that position in the 2010 state election.

Miller formerly served as a state representative for District 81 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House District 81 encompasses Edmond, Oklahoma. Miller serves as the chair of the House's Appropriations and Budget Committee, where he oversees the state's fiscal policy and budget.

Early life[edit]

Ken Miller earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lipscomb University in 1989, his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1993, and a doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma. He began his professional career in banking at First American National Bank before joining MediFax-EDS as the financial operations manager. He joined Oklahoma Christian University as a professor of Economics in 1998.

Keating Administration[edit]

In 1998, Republican incumbent Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating was elected to his second term as governor. During that term, Governor Keating appointed Miller as the chairman of the Oklahoma Board on Legislative Compensation. The board is responsible for establishing the salary received by each member of the legislature. While chairman, he worked to enforce a freeze on legislative salaries and rejected any increase in compensation during his four years leading the Board.

State representative[edit]

In 2004, Miller was elected as a Republican to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing the 81st House District, during the 2004 elections that resulted in Republican control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 1920. Miller was reelected in 2006 and 2008.

Miller's financial background led his Republican colleagues to elect him as vice-chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee in 2006. One year later he was elevated to the position of chair, where he served for three years.

State treasurer[edit]

Ken Miller won the Republican nomination for state treasurer by defeating former State Sen. Owen Laughlin, earning 63% of the primary votes.

In the general election, Ken Miller gained the endorsement of outgoing Democratic State Treasurer Scott Meacham (who chose not to seek re-election), and thus handily defeated his Democratic opponent Stephen Covert by 2–1 margin, with Miller winning almost 67% of the vote and winning each of Oklahoma's 77 counties.

Miller assumed office as state treasurer on January 10, 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Oklahoma House of Representatives 81st District Republican Primary Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Miller 2,253 42.69
Republican Leonard Scott 1,825 34.58
Republican Clark Curry 1,199 22.72
Oklahoma House of Representatives 81st District Republican Primary Runoff Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Miller 2,131 57.07
Republican Leonard Scott 1,603 42.93
Oklahoma House of Representatives 81st District Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Miller 12,708 74.09
Democratic Bryan Carlile 4,444 25.91
Oklahoma House of Representatives 81st District Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Miller n/a 100.00
Oklahoma House of Representatives 81st District Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Miller n/a 100.00
Oklahoma Treasurer Republican Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Miller 145,415 63.04
Republican Owen Laughlin 85,240 36.96
Oklahoma Treasurer Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Miller 675,515 66.57
Democratic Stephen Covert 339,272 33.43
Oklahoma Treasurer Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Miller (inc.) n/a 100.00

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Oklahoma House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ray Vaughn
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 81st district

2004–2010
Succeeded by
Randy Grau
Party political offices
Preceded by
Howard Barnett
Republican nominee for Treasurer of Oklahoma
2010
Most recent
Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Meacham
Treasurer of Oklahoma
2011–present
Incumbent