About Phil Miller’s track record



Phil Miller, seeking re-election to the CT General Assembly

Phil Miller is the 36th district State Representative representing Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex in the General Assembly. He is running for re-election to the Connecticut General Assembly. He is the chair of the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee, and a key member of the Environment Committee.

He has successfully introduced and sponsored several key pieces of legislation, such as the sewage spill right to know protocols, the Long Island Sound Blue Plan to map and archive our resources, and the nation’s first GMO labeling law. These achievements have led to his being named a conservation champion” as rated by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, every year he has been in the legislature.

Phil is the former four-term First Selectman of Essex, and was recognized for many accomplishments during his town service. Phil helped build a coalition of environmental organizations and public officials, and this helped pave the way for a many year effort which recently culminated in the permanent open space preservation of this entire Preserve property. This is one of the most prominent conservation victories in our state history.

Representative Miller is a writer and naturalist in his non-legislative work. He is the former long-time Director of the Bushy Hill Nature Center where he developed a nationally recognized natural history youth day camp. He still works there. He also worked at Nature’s Classroom Environmental Education, and he is a former Maine Guide, having led wilderness canoe trips for several years in Maine and Canada.