Cape Gazette

Lewes Democrat Mike Miller jumps in Senate race

Says small businesses need support
Apr 27, 2012
Source: File photo Democrat Mike Miller

A Lewes business owner is joining the race for the Democratic nomination for the Cape Region's new 6th Senate District seat.  Democrat Mike Miller, 43, officially filed for candidacy April 23, at Sussex County Department of Elections in Georgetown.

The district will encompass Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes and Milton.  The seat was added in Sussex County to account for changes in population; Northern New Castle County lost the Senate seat after redistricting.

A native of the area within the new district, Miller said he understands the needs of the community.  “Over the upcoming months I will present ideas and plans how we together can make this new 6th District great,” he said.

Miller has owned Miller's Lawn Service and Taxman Accounting Service, both located in his hometown of Lewes, for 20 years.  Miller said, if elected, he could use his accounting experience to help Delaware keep a balanced budget and regulate taxation in the state.

As a small business owner, Miller said he would like to reduce the unemployment tax rate for start-up businesses.  He said he would like to create a refundable credit for businesses that go a number of years without placing any workers on unemployment. “As an accountant I hear these things from clients, and as a business owner I also feel the pinch in paying,” Miller said.

Miller also said he would work with Sussex County Council to develop a plan for sustainable economic development in the area.  He also said he plans to make public safety a top priority through support of first responders and police officers in the district.

Miller ran for Congress in 2000 and 2002 against Republican Mike Castle; he was defeated in both races.  A graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, Miller ran unsuccessfully for a seat on Cape Henlopen School Board in 2009.

In June 2009 – one month after the school board election – Miller was involved in an argument at Shields Elementary School.  He was ultimately banned from school property and prohibited from making contact with school personnel.

Miller is a member of Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association, National Society of Accountants, Delaware Association of Public Accountants and Crossroad Community Church.  Miller lives with his wife, Denise Miller, and their two children in Lewes.

Miller will face fellow Democrats Andy Staton and Bob Frederick, both of Rehoboth Beach, in a Tuesday, Sept. 11 primary election.

A campaign rally will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14 at 32107 Jimtown Road in Lewes.  For more information, contact

Comments (1)
Posted by: Phyllis Long | Apr 27, 2012 14:59

OMG am I being Punk'd right now.  Could Mike Miller be running for office again.  People make sure you know the real Mike Miller.  Come on Mr. Miller you think all of the crazy things you have done and the laws you have broken are forgotten by the people of Sussex County.  My one and only encounter with Mr. Miller was at best said CRAZY I called him when he ran last time about an issue and he cursed me called me racsist and promised me that he would never respond to my issue.  Mr. Miller is nothing more than someone who seeks attention.  He runs for every office or position that has an opening but never wins.  Make sure you look up Mr. Millers past because it is much more than you read in the April 27, 2012 Cape Gazette and I promise you it is something to read.  I am not sure how he can even run for Senate with his not so senate like back ground but of course look what Ruth Ann Minner got away with.  Mr. Miller I would never vote for you even if you were running against Ruth Ann Minner the worst Govenor ever.  Andy Staton or Bob Frederick would be a much better choice for Susssex County.

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