Miller gets support from former Illinois congressman
Chris Miller, a Republican candidate for the Illinois state representative race in the 110th District, has picked up an endorsement from a powerful supporter.
Former Illinois Congressman Tim Johnson, a Republican, endorsed Miller and described how he feels Miller will represent voters in the state House, according to a Jan. 16 press release.
“Chris will go to Springfield and stand firm on family values, work to repeal the recent income tax hike, demand a balanced budget, and fight to fire Speaker (Mike) Madigan (D-Chicago)," Johnson said in the release. "I’m delighted to lend my support to such a principled, intelligent, and family-oriented man."
Miller said in the release he is "humbled" to receive the endorsement from Johnson and voiced admiration for Johnson's record while in office, saying the former lawmaker took care to think of his constituents.
"He set the bar very high for constituent service and genuinely cared about everyone that he was elected to represent," Miller said in the release. "However, I aim to serve just as he did and put the people of this district and their best interests first. I’m running to fight for our conservative family values in Springfield. My family and I are amazed by the number of people who are joining our campaign to lower taxes, reform government, and stand up for our values."
In general, he added, the campaign has been extremely pleased with the number of people signing on to help promote his campaign ideas, such as lower taxes and significant government reform.
A third-generation farmer, Miller graduated from Oakland High School and received a bachelor's degree in education from Eureka College. Miller is looking forward campaigning with a focus on lowering property tax burdens and recognizing the financial challenges of Illinois families and small businesses.
The 110th District is currently represented by Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston), who is retiring.