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State Senator

Patricia Billie Miller

Representing Darien and Stamford

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Senator Patricia Billie Miller
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About Senator Miller

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Chair: Aging, Banking

Vice Chair: Finance, Revenue, and Bonding

Member: Education, Commerce, Veterans

Senator Patricia Billie Miller, a Stamford native, was elected to the state senate for the 27th district in a special election in 2021. She had previously served in the General Assembly from 2008 to 2021 representing Stamford's 145th Assembly District.

Through her tenure in the legislature, Sen. Miller has been a strong advocate for education reforms that help address and improve Connecticut’s education opportunity gap. She has learned and seen firsthand the disproportion of students’ achievements and the role that literacy plays in their success or failure. She believes giving teachers the right tools to help them address disparities is a step in the right direction.

Sen. Miller took the lead in addressing and passing legislation aimed at creating a Reading Readiness Program at the State Department of Education (SDE) that will assess Alliance Districts and Commissioner’s Network Schools to determine if students are reading ready and to provide adequate support to the schools as it relates to performance and needs.

In addition to working on education issues, Sen. Miller has been a strong proponent of campaign finance reform, strengthening domestic violence and consumer protection laws, and has served as a voice for vulnerable communities, advocating for the rights of marginalized groups.

Sen. Miller is proud to have championed a consumer friendly law in 2016 that allows customers to get cash refunds for their unused gift cards as a simple and fair solution when a gift card has less than three dollars remaining.

Prior to her election to the legislature, Sen. Miller spent her professional career in the Affordable Housing industry for over 25 years and served on the Stamford Board of Representatives.

As a member of the Stamford Board of Representatives, Sen. Miller served on the city’s Housing/Community Development/Social Services Committee and Education Committee.

An alumnus of the former Low-Heywood School in Stamford, Sen. Miller attended Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.