Candice S. Miller (born May 7, 1954) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, currently representing Michigan's 10th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district stretches from the eastern suburbs of Detroit to the Michigan Thumb.
Miller was born in Detroit and graduated from Lakeshore High School in St. Clair Shores. She attended both Macomb Community College in Warren and Northwood University for Business Management. After several years working in business, she was the youngest trustee to serve on the Harrison Township Board from 1979–1980, and was Harrison Township supervisor from 1980 to 1992. She was treasurer of Macomb County, 1992–1994.
Miller was the Michigan Secretary of State from 1995 to 2003. In her re-election campaign to that office in 1998 she carried every county in Michigan (including Wayne County, home to Detroit) and won by 1 million votes — the largest margin of victory for a candidate running statewide in Michigan.
After the 2000 United States Census, the Michigan Legislature reconfigured the state's congressional map. In the process, they redrew the 10th District, represented by 13-term Democrat David Bonior, to be much more rural and Republican. Bonior opted to run for the gubernatorial nomination rather than run for re-election to the House of Representatives. Miller won the Republican primary, and the general election in November. Miller is currently serving her 3rd term in the House of Representatives.
For the 110th Congress Miller was appointed to continue her service on the House Armed Services Committee and was added to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over not only surface transportation but also water quality issues related to the Great Lakes. Due to the vacancy left by then Representative Bobby Jindal, Miller was appointed to the House Committee on Homeland Security in March 2008 and has since left the House Armed Services Committee. This Committee assignment furthered Congresswoman Miller's ability to advocate for the Selfridge Military district in Michigan's 10th district. Additionally, Representative Miller is an active member on the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global warming, where she is able to continue her advocacy for preservation of the Great Lakes and Energy independence.
Miller endorsed Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for President. She spoke to the Michigan Republican convention. "When deciding what candidate I wanted to be our next President of the United States I knew we needed someone who would continue the fight against terrorism, who has proven leadership and who has the record and experience of managing government and improving the economy." Congresswoman Miller said. "Again and again on the most important issues facing America I came to the same conclusion, that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the man we need to lead our nation."
Miller has spoken on behalf of Senator John McCain and a vocal supporter of Governor Sarah Palin. She is currently a member of Gov. Palin's "truth squad" leading up to the 2008 presidential election.