300 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
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Miller is serving his fifth term as state representative of 29 th District representing a portion of Chicago’s southland and adjacent suburban communities. As an Illinois lawmaker, Miller has proposed programs and legislation that will improve the health, education, economic viability and consumer protection of his constituents. His legislative focus has included addressing educational funding inequalities, payday loan reform and a third airport located in the southland.
Throughout his 17 years of practicing dentistry, Miller has integrated community activities and dental health. In effort to fulfill that desire of giving back to the community, he established a Chicago dental office to treat an underserved population--children, who are the majority of his patients. He has taken part, advised and created on-site dental screening programs in the Chicagoland area to benefit children. Miller is currently in private practice in Dolton Illinois.
Miller’s distinctions include 2003 Legislator of Year by Illinois Pharmacists Association, 2003 Monsignor John Egan Payday Loan Reform Award, and the 2003 Government Partner Award from Metropolitan Family Services. He has been awarded 2004 Distinguished Alumni of University of Illinois College of Dentistry and the 2006 American Institute of Architectures Legislator of the Year. He is the president of the Illinois Legislative Southland Caucus. As a freshman representative, Miller was accepted into both the BILLD and Flemming Legislative Fellowships for leadership and his community activity.
Miller is respected by fellow dentists and has held leadership positions in various organizations both locally and nationally. He is a past president of the Illinois State Society's Political Action Committee, DENT-IL-PAC, and the American Dental Association's liaison to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. He is a past president of both the Lincoln Dental Society and Kenwood/Hyde Park Branch of the Chicago Dental Society. Miller is also a Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, and a recipient of the Illinois State Dental Society's, William J. Greek Memorial Leadership Award. He served as health chairman of the Illinois Commission on the African American Male. He is past president of the Dolton Chamber of Commerce and a former board member of Habilitative Systems Incorporated. He is a founding member of the Better Funding for Better School Coalition.
Miller serves on the Higher Education Appropriations Committee. He is the vice chair of the Transportation (Roads and Bridges) Committee. He also serves on the Health Care Licenses, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Business Occupational Licenses Committees.
He has a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University and a doctoral of dental surgery from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. Miller and his wife Donna have two sons, Daniel and Donovan Miller and live in Lynwood.