District town: Stamford
Election history: Miller won an open seat in 2008, succeeding 10-term Democrat Christel Truglia.
2008 general election
|Patricia Billie Miller (D)
|Fritz Blau (R)
Public financing: Both received $25,000 in public financing for their campaigns. Miller returned a $15,463.57 surplus; Blau, $2,652.34.
Background: Miller was elected to the city’s Board of Representatives in 2007, a year before her election to the General Assembly.
She is married and the mother of two and grandmother of two.
Committees: Appropriations, Education, Government Administration and Elections
Education: B.S., Moravian College
2008 Financial Disclosure: Miller, who worked at the Stamford Housing Authority for 25 years, reported income from a municipal pension and work performed as a contractor for Beacon Communities, a real-estate company. Her husband, Robert Miller Jr., is employed by the Norwalk Board of Education.
Miller filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. She declined to release the addendum, as is her choice under the law.
A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000. They also are required to file an addendum in which they report any debt of more than $10,000; this may by law be kept confidential.