Meet Darrel Miller

Darrel Miller for Congress

I am a lifelong farmer and am running for Congress because too many lawmakers are content to go to Washington and do little more than grandstand and maneuver for political advantage. Consequently, we have a growing backlog of pressing national issues left unaddressed.

But I know my neighbors hold more in common than they do in difference. I am a candidate for common ground and offer a simple proposal: Majorities of both parties agree on major portions of backlogged reforms. Let's at least pass our agreements. With these partial solutions in place we can continue negotiating our outstanding differences. We need legislators committed to the responsibilities of governing. There is too much being left undone. I will lead as a candidate committed to outlining and passing such common ground. Look at my policy proposals under "Issues" on the bar above.

What is Common Ground?Learn more about this issue →

It seems no one in Congress can find common ground between the parties.

Our nation’s unemployment and debt problems cry out for bipartisan cooperation. Instead we get gridlock and maneuvering for political advantage. Economists have argued that the political uncertainty resulting from Congress’s failure to legislate is one of the factors slowing economic growth.

The Farm BillLearn more about this issue →

The farm bill has finally become law. There is much good in the bill. However, the increases to crop insurance in what should be an austere budget environment are inappropriate.

US HealthcareLearn more about this issue →

The healthcare debate can be considered as two questions: "How do we pay for it?" and "Why does it cost so much?"

"How do we pay for it?" is the question we spend the most time on. "Why does it cost so much?" arises from the fact that we spend 50-100% more per person than other industrialized countries with no better health outcomes on average.

Media

The Chicago Tribune last week called Darrel Miller an “outstanding candidate..He can discuss the issues better than most incumbents and has built a campaign around the search for middle ground. We hope to see more of him.”

Miller’s commitment to common ground that can end the gridlock in Washington resonated with the Tribune. Miller’s answers to Tribune reporters are available here.

Here are local radio interviews:

WTAX   http://wtax.com/podcasts/darrell-miller-democratic-candidate-for-18th-congressional-district/

WGLT   http://wglt.org/wireready/news/2014/10/04104_DMillerQAWEB_043525.shtml

WLDS   http://wlds.com/news/schock-miller-vie-for-congressional-seat/    (audio at the bottom)

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