Carol Miller is running for Congress because she’s ready to bring a change to DC. From her own experience as a small business owner and manager of a bison farm, she has personally felt the impact of excessive taxes and regulation and knows firsthand the way they hurt businesses and prevent job creation.
Carol was first elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006, and when her party ascended into the majority in 2015, she was named assistant majority leader.
As state delegate and the first Republican woman to wrangle the West Virginia House of Delegates as Majority Whip, Carol works every day to bring jobs back home. She even became the first Republican woman to preside over the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2016 when she stepped in for the Speaker of the House.
Carol believes the most important part of public service is listening to those she represents: “Particularly, I think the listening is the most important part because you provide services for people when you’re a public servant, and I’m glad when I can help people with their problems.”
Now, Carol wants to bring her experience as a conservative leader to Washington. Carol will be on the ballot seeking election in West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District.
Carol has dedicated much of her legislative career to fighting the devastating opioid crisis crippling so many families. In 2012, she was one of fifteen policy makers nationwide to be invited to a national roundtable discussion on how the justice system can better address approaches to nonviolent drug offenses.
Carol also is the Chairman of the Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development Committee in the House of Delegates. Here, she fights on behalf of small businesses and for the economic development of her state. Carol has worked to pass bills that would encourage growth and economic opportunity, including allowing ride-sharing companies to operate in West Virginia, and promoting young entrepreneurship by waiving business filing fees for anyone under 30 years old.
This year, in addition to her leadership duties, Carol was the lead sponsor of 7 bills, including a bill that would require colleges in the state to adopt policies to better manage cases of sexual assault and domestic violence.