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Rep. Candice Miller to speak at economic club

by Candice Miller on December 6, 2011

December 4, 2011
BY PHIL FOLEY – The County Press
DRYDEN — The Economic Club of Lapeer County will close out the winter half of its 2011-12 season Dec. 12 with U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (RHarrison Twp.) at Lenny Miller’s in Dryden.
Monday is the deadline for club members to reserve a place for themselves and guests at the luncheon. Members have until close of business to email Lapeer Development Corp. office manager Fran VanHaaften at or call her at 810-667-0080 to reserve a seat.
Miller is expected to discuss recent legislative measures in Congress to address the federal deficit and the national debt, as well as legislation to aid job creators. A spokesman said she will also provide an update on the work she is doing in her congressional committee assignments, including the House Committee on Homeland Security, where she also serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Most recently Miller threw her support behind H.R.1801 — the Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act, which would require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop a separate screening process for military personnel flying on civilian aircraft.
She has endorsed the candidacy of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the Republican candidate nominee for the 2012 presidential election.
Miller, who was appointed to the House Homeland Security Committee in March 2008 and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, has been an ardent advocate of border security. Her district, which starts in Sebewaing on Saginaw Bay and swings around south to the upper reaches of Lake Saint Clair, including Lapeer County, is largely a border district with two major border crossings running through it.
Miller’s political career spans more than three decades, beginning in 1979 as a Harrison Township board member. The following year she became the youngest supervisor and first woman to hold the seat in Harrison Township’s history.
She remained township supervisor until 1998 when she unseated six-term incumbent Richard H. Austin to become the first Republican Secretary of State in 40 years. Two years later she was re-elected by a million vote margin, taking every county in the state and claiming the largest victory margin in the state.
Miller went to Congress for the first time in 2002 after the 10th district, which had been held 13 terms by David Bonior, was reconfigured to make it more rural.
Miller is a lifelong Macomb County resident. Prior to winning her first election Miller worked for her family’s marina business on the Clinton River. Miller and her husband, retired Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Donald Miller, maintain a home in Harrison Township

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