Today, independent-minded, community focused problem solver, Mike Miller announced he qualified to run for Orange County Commission, District 5.
As a State Representative, Miller was known for putting partisanship aside to work with local leaders in both parties on issues to better the community, including funding for the UCF Restores program that provides restorative care for military, first responders and victims of crimes or trauma.
His Florida House district included the Pulse Nightclub and on this fourth anniversary, Mike said, “As our community remembers the 49 innocent victims of the terrible tragedy, I remain committed to honoring them and supporting their families, along with the survivors and our brave first responders.”
Mike was honored to be elected by voters to serve as a State Representative from 2014-2018. He represented some of the same areas, such as Winter Park, Maitland, and Baldwin Park, in the State House, that are included in Orange County’s District 5.
Miller added, “I am proud of my work on challenging community issues like affordable housing and homelessness and that’s why I believe I can help our community at this critical time. We must reopen our economy safely and carefully. This includes our small businesses and getting people back to work so that they can provide for their families.”
Mike and his wife, Nora, have been married for 24 years and have two adult children in college. The Millers are active members of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Mike has been an advocate for affordable housing for seniors and families as Vice-Chair of Winter Park Housing Authority and serving on the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness Committee on Youth Homelessness. Mike has coached local youth baseball and basketball for nearly 20 years and is a proud member of Rotary. Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Florida, and an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.
Since 2019, Mike has been Chief of External Affairs for the Florida Virtual School. In addition, he currently serves on the boards for Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, the North and Central Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, AMI Kids Orlando, an after school programs for at-risk kids, and the Florida Network, an organization that statewide association representing 29 agencies that serve homeless, runaway and troubled youth ages six and older and their families.