John E Miller
Candidate for State Senate
Includes House Districts, 36,45,46
Why I’m running:
In the last two years I have seen many of the citizens of Hawaii protesting. I believe they are protesting because they don’t feel like they are seen or heard by the elected political leadership in Hawaii. This elected leadership, which was elected by the people and to represent the people, are not looking into the eyes or listening to the cries of those who elected them.
It’s time for change -it’s time for new leadership. It’s time for leadership that sees and hears the citizens who elected them.
If you take a close look at the State of Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission reports and follow the money, you’ll see who is being represented. I choose to sign the affidavit to voluntarily agree with campaign expenditure limits, so that I wouldn’t be tempted to accept big donations from special interest groups and wealthy individuals that more often than not come with strings attached to them. I will be a candidate and elected official, ‘who is of the people, by the people and for the people in my district. With no strings attached to “Special Interest groups” and “Big Donors.”
In addition, I will see and listen to the citizens of my district and legislate according to their needs and concerns. For too long the citizens in Hawaii have had basically been controlled by a one party system. John Dallberg-Action remarked, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” For approximately 65 years the Democratic Party has had absolute power of the Senate and the House.
Here are the some of the results of that absolute power; Most of Hawaii residents live paycheck to paycheck, Hawaii has one of the highest tax burdens in the U.S., Hawaii has a very high cost of living, Hawaii wages are consistently the lowest in the country, Hawaii’s rents and housing prices are some of the highest in the U.S., many citizens who were born in Hawaii have to move to the mainland each and every year.
“It’s time for change-it’s time for new leadership.” I wasn’t born in Hawaii but I did chose to move here 8.5 years ago to serve the people of Hawaii.
I am a family man and have been married to my wife Carla for 25 years. Carla and I have two adult children and one teenager. We have a special needs son who attends son, Peter Flint age 20, who has attended Leilehua High School for for five years in special needs classroom. John Hunter Miller IIII age 21, graduated from Leilehua High School and joined the U.S. Army. He is a veteran of Afghanistan, he is a sergeant, and has received two citations for courage under fire. Our teenage daughter Jeda Joy attends Trinity Lutheran School. My family experience gives me a unique insight into families with special needs children and adults, families with children serving in the armed forces, and families with children in private schools.
In conclusion, these life experiences will help me when advocating for children and adults with special needs. I grew up in home that was characterized by child abuse and domestic violence, mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction. I am a survivor of domestic violence. Because of my childhood experiences, I will be a strong advocate for victims of child abuse, and domestic violence, people who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction, and people who suffer from mental illness. I will be a candidate and politician who is of the people, by the people,
and for the people. If you vote for me I promise I will see you and listen to you.