Chris Miller (D-IL)

Chris Miller (D-IL)

Christopher Martin “Chris” Miller

Apparently not a Candidate as of February, has endoresed Brad Harriman

Chris Miller was a Congressional Candidate Illinois District 12 in the 2012 Democrat Primary.


Biography of Chris Miller from Chris Miller for Congress.

Chris Miller was born and raised in Carbondale, Illinois.

Miller, 31, is a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense. He is a two-tour veteran of the Iraq War where he helped to screen Iraqi police candidates, served as a Military Transition Team (MiTT) advisor to an Iraqi infantry battalion, and planned and led security for patrols and logistical operations.

He is a decorated combat veteran having received the Combat Action Badge for facing the enemy in armed combat, four awards of the Army Commendation Medal, three awards of the Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Order of the Golden Spur.

In 2004 he was awarded the Purple Heart after his military vehicle was attacked by a suicide bomber who drove an explosives-laden truck into his vehicle showering him with glass shrapnel and bursting both his ear drums.

He is a proud member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Miller is a National Security Fellow and serves as Political Director for Illinois’ chapter of The Truman National Security Project.

He is an Energy Security Advocate with Operation Free, a nationwide coalition of former-military leaders and veterans who want to cut our dependence on oil, create new green jobs, and address the national security effects of climate change.

Miller graduate from Carbondale Community High School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Primary Leadership Development Course and graduated Bachelor of Laws, with Honors from Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

Miller interned for Senator Dick Durbin and for State Comptroller Dan Hynes. He also volunteered in a variety of local campaigns in and near the 12th Congressional district.

Miller is married to Hannah Seyffert, an attorney.

Miller is a third generation veteran with his grandfather, father, uncles and cousins serving. His mother is a nurse living in Carbondale.

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