George Miller

Congressman George Miller represented the 7th District of California in the East Bay of San Francisco for four decades, from 1975 to 2015. Congressman Miller was a leading advocate in Congress on education, labor, the economy, and the environment. He served at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s direction as chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee and as Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee

Congressman Miller made it a top priority in Congress to strengthen and grow America’s middle class and ensure economic growth to create good American jobs. He helped craft President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to save and create millions of jobs, invest in education, and get the economy moving forward again. Congressman Miller also has a long history of leading on climate issues; he supported the Waxman Markey bill, the Kyoto Protocol, investing in homegrown biofuels, tax incentives for renewable energy, and to remove oil and gas exploration subsidies. He co-sponsored the American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension of 2011 to extend tax credits through 2016, and the Right to Clean Vehicles Act in 2008 to allow California and other states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles.

Congressman Miller was born in Richmond, CA, on May 17, 1945 and lives in Martinez. He graduated from Diablo Valley Community College, San Francisco State University, and earned his law degree from the University of California, Davis, Law School. He is married to Cynthia Caccavo Miller, a life-long resident of Contra Costa County. They have two sons, George and Stephen, and six grandchildren.