George Miller announces re-election campaign

After Pete Stark, Mike Honda and Barbara Lee did so yesterday, Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, announced his re-election bid today.

Miller, now the 7th Congressional District’s representative, will run in what will soon be called the 11th Congressional District, encompassing San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Kensington, a small part of Martinez south of Highway 4, Concord, Clayton, Pittsburg, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Danville, Blackhawk-Camino Tassajara, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, and part of Antioch.

“I was born and raised in Contra Costa County and have lived here my whole life,” Miller said in his news release. “Some parts of this district I already represent and others I have previously represented. I love this community and believe that there is so much we can do together to create jobs at home, strengthen our local economy, improve our public education system, and make our communities more livable. I appreciate the support this community has shown for me and the job I am doing in Congress, and I look forward to continuing our strong relationship.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.