Mike Miller believes in giving back and playing to win. He has spent most of his career advancing common sense conservative principles, and supporting the community he loves. Many people do not know but, back in the day, he had one heck of a fast ball, earning a scholarship to pitch for the University of Florida. On the heels of his alma mater’s national championship win in baseball, Mike is making his own big league announcement.
“It’s time for Congress to represent the views, the values and the priorities of the people,” said Miller as he announced his candidacy for United States Congress, District 7. “And making that happen starts right here at home, by electing a member of Congress whose vote is guided by what’s right, and what’s in the interest of our people, our community and our nation. This district should no longer be represented by someone whose vote is controlled by Nancy Pelosi and the ultra-left”.
After a successful college baseball career Mike worked for some of Florida’s legendary common-sense conservatives like US Senator Connie Mack, Congressman Bill McCollum, and US Senator Mel Martinez.
In 2014, Mike first ran for public office and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. He defeated the incumbent Democrat, Linda Stewart, who had been a popular two-term county commissioner, who after losing her seat to Mike, went on to be elected in 2016 to the Florida Senate. Despite the fact that the district was evenly divided Republican and Democrat, Mike’s win in 2014 was a pick-up for Republicans. And in 2016 Mike defended the seat against an aggressive opponent in a district where Hillary Clinton won by 7%.
Mike has fought tough battles in Tallahassee including balancing the state budget without tax or fee increases, improving public education by empowering parents and supporting the largest state education budget in state history, and supporting $1 billion in tax cuts for Floridians. Mike also reached across the aisle to work with Democrats and Republicans alike to oppose fracking in Florida and help address Orlando’s homeless problems.
Mike and his wife, Nora, have been married for 21 years and have two children in high school. The Millers are active members of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Mike has been an advocate for affordable housing for seniors and families as Vice-Chair of Winter Park Housing Authority and continues to protect Central Florida’s history on the Winter Park Historic Preservation Board. Mike has coached local youth baseball and basketball for nearly 20 years and is a proud member of Rotary.
“Mike and I are celebrating 21 years of marriage today. He is a wonderful husband, a fantastic father and he will make a great Congressman,” said Nora Miller.
Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Florida, and an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.