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Carol Miller (politician)

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Carol Miller
Carol Miller, Official Portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byEvan Jenkins
Member of the
West Virginia House of Delegates
In office
January 2007 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byMargarette Leach
Succeeded byJohn Mandt
Constituency15th district (2007–13)
16th district (2013–19)
Personal details
Born
Carol Devine

(1950-11-04) November 4, 1950 (age 70)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Matthew Miller
(m. 1973)
Children2
FatherSamuel L. Devine
EducationColumbia College, South Carolina (BA)
WebsiteHouse website

Carol Devine Miller (born November 4, 1950) is an American politician who has served as the U.S. representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district since 2019. She represented the 15th district in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2007 to 2013, and the 16th district from 2013 to 2019.[1][2] She is a member of the Republican Party.

Education

Miller earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Columbia College.[3]

West Virginia House of Delegates

Challenging District 15 Democratic representatives Margarette Leach, Kevin Craig, and Jim Morgan, Miller placed in the four-way three-selectee 2004 Republican primary, but lost the six-way three-position general election. (All the incumbents were reelected.)

Challenging the incumbents again, Miller placed in the six-way three-selectee 2006 Republican primary and was elected in the six-way three-position general election, unseating Leach. Craig and Morgan were reelected.

Miller placed first in the three-way Republican primary on May 13, 2008, with 2,116 votes (43.8%).[4] She then placed third in the six-way three-position general election, with 8,163 votes (18.2%), behind Craig and Morgan and ahead of non-selectee candidates Democrat Carl Eastham, and Republicans James Carden and Paula Stewart.[5]

Miller placed first in the three-way Republican primary on May 11, 2010, with 1,505 votes (44.4%).[6] She then placed second in the six-way three-position general election, with 6,601 votes (19.7%), behind Craig and ahead of Morgan and non-selectee candidates Democrat Matthew Woelfel, and Republicans Patrick Lucas and Douglas Franklin.[7]

With all three incumbent District 15 representatives redistricted to District 16, Miller placed first in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012, with 1,745 votes (19.6%),.[8] She then placed second in the five-way three-position general election, with 8,415 votes (21.8%), behind Craig and ahead of Morgan and non-selectee candidates Democrat Sean Hornbuckle and Republican Mike Davis.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2018

On May 8, 2017, incumbent U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins announced his intention to run against incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin.[10] In August 2017, Miller announced her intention to run to fill Jenkins's seat.[11]

On May 8, 2018, Miller defeated State Delegate Rupie Phillips and State Delegate Marty Gearheart. She received 23.8% of the vote, and won three of the 18 counties in the district.[12][13] Miller went on to face State Senator Richard Ojeda.[14]

Many polling outlets considered this race Lean Republican or a tossup.[15][16] On November 6, Miller defeated Ojeda with 56.4% of the vote, winning all but two counties in the district.[17][18][19] Upon election, she became the first woman to represent West Virginia's 3rd congressional district and the only Republican woman to be elected to an open seat in 2018.[20][21]

2020

Miller was reelected, defeating Russell Siegel in the Republican primary[22] and Hilary Turner in the general election with 71.3% of the vote.[23]

Tenure

In December 2020, Miller was one of 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas v. Pennsylvania, a lawsuit filed at the United States Supreme Court contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Joe Biden defeated[24] incumbent Donald Trump. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case on the basis that Texas lacked standing under Article III of the Constitution to challenge the results of an election held by another state.[25][26][27]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement that called signing the amicus brief an act of "election subversion." She also reprimanded Miller and the other House members who supported the lawsuit: "The 126 Republican Members that signed onto this lawsuit brought dishonor to the House. Instead of upholding their oath to support and defend the Constitution, they chose to subvert the Constitution and undermine public trust in our sacred democratic institutions."[28][29] New Jersey Representative Bill Pascrell, citing section three of the 14th Amendment, called for Pelosi to not seat Miller and the other Republicans who signed the brief supporting the suit, arguing that "the text of the 14th Amendment expressly forbids Members of Congress from engaging in rebellion against the United States. Trying to overturn a democratic election and install a dictator seems like a pretty clear example of that."[30]

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

Electoral history

2018 Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carol Miller 8,936 23.8
Republican Rupert Phillips 7,320 19.5
Republican Marty Gearheart 6,833 18.2
Republican Conrad Lucas 6,812 18.1
Republican Rick Snuffer 4,032 10.7
Republican Ayne Amjad 2,791 7.4
Republican Philip Payton 861 2.3
Total votes 37,585 100.0
West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carol Miller 98,645 56.4
Democratic Richard Ojeda 76,340 43.6
Total votes 174,985 100.0
Republican hold
2020 Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carol Miller (incumbent) 40,226 70.3
Republican Russell Siegel 17,024 29.7
Total votes 57,250 100.0
West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carol Miller (incumbent) 161,585 71.3
Democratic Hilary Turner 64,927 28.7
Total votes 226,512 100.0
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Carol Miller's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Carol Miller". Charleston, WV: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  4. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, WV: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, WV: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 11, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, WV: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 2, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, WV: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  8. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, WV: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  9. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, WV: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  10. ^ Staff, WSAZ News. "Jenkins to challenge Manchin for U.S. Senate seat". www.wsaz.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  11. ^ WVMetroNews (July 20, 2017). "Miller announces US Congress bid". WV MetroNews. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Election Night Reporting". results.enr.clarityelections.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "West Virginia Primary Election Results: Third House District". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Fang, Lee (May 22, 2018). "Deep in Trump Country, a Democratic Populist Is Facing Off Against a Country Club Republican". The Intercept. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "House Ratings | Inside Elections". insideelections.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2018 House". www.centerforpolitics.org. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  17. ^ contact@scytl.com, scytl. "Election Night Reporting". results.enr.clarityelections.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  18. ^ "West Virginia Election Results: Third House District". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  19. ^ Fitzwater, Joseph (November 7, 2018). "Carol Miller Defeats Richard Ojeda in District 3". WOWK. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  20. ^ Pathé, Simone (November 9, 2018). "Meet Carol Miller. She Could Be the Only New Republican Woman Coming to Congress Next Year". Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  21. ^ "The New Congress Has A Record Number Of Women — But Very Few Republican Women". NPR. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  22. ^ "U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT - REP". Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  23. ^ "November 3, 2020 General Election - Official Results". West Virginia State - Clarity Elections. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  24. ^ Blood, Michael R.; Riccardi, Nicholas (December 5, 2020). "Biden officially secures enough electors to become president". AP News. Archived from the original on December 8, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  25. ^ Liptak, Adam (December 11, 2020). "Supreme Court Rejects Texas Suit Seeking to Subvert Election". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on December 11, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  26. ^ "Order in Pending Case" (PDF). Supreme Court of the United States. December 11, 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 11, 2020. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  27. ^ Diaz, Daniella. "Brief from 126 Republicans supporting Texas lawsuit in Supreme Court". CNN. Archived from the original on December 12, 2020. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  28. ^ Smith, David (December 12, 2020). "Supreme court rejects Trump-backed Texas lawsuit aiming to overturn election results". The Guardian. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  29. ^ "Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Rejecting GOP Election Sabotage Lawsuit" (Press release). Speaker Nancy Pelosi. December 11, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  30. ^ Williams, Jordan (December 11, 2020). "Democrat asks Pelosi to refuse to seat lawmakers supporting Trump's election challenges". TheHill. Archived from the original on December 12, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  31. ^ "Members". Republican Main Street Partnership. Archived from the original on August 26, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2019.

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West Virginia House of Delegates
Preceded by
Margarette Leach
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 15th district

2007–2013
Succeeded by
Geoff Foster
Preceded by
Kelli Sobonya
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 16th district

2013–2019
Succeeded by
John Mandt
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Evan Jenkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

2019–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Dan Meuser
United States representatives by seniority
334th
Succeeded by
Joe Neguse
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