Miner, Craig A.

District towns: Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris, Warren, Woodbury

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Election history: Miner was elected in 2000 to an open seat with 58 percent of the vote, succeeding Republican Robert A. Maddox.

2008 general election

Craig A. Miner (R) 7,903 60 percent
Nicholas K. Creed (D) 4,761 36 percent
Nicholas K. Creed (WF) 348 3 percent
Richard S. Schuley (CC) 164 1 percent

Public financing: Miner and Creed each qualified for $25,000 in public financing for their campaigns under the Citizens’ Election Program. Miner returned $1,146.56 in surplus funds to the state.

Background: Miner was first selectman of Litchfield for 10 years when elected to the legislature. He has two key roles in the House GOP caucus: screening bills and serving as ranking Republican on the Appropriations Committee.

Committees: Appropriations (ranking member), Environment, Planning and Development

Education: Upsala College.

Occupation: Owner, Miner Improvements

2008 Financial Disclosure: Miner reported outside income from his home improvement company, Miner Improvements. His wife, Margy Miner, is employed by Litchfield Hills Nursery. They own a home in Litchfield and property in Litchfield and Weston, Maine.

Miner sits on the board of the Litchfield Land Trust.

His wife owns stock in AT&T.

Miner filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to release the addendum, as is his 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.