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