Phil Miller was elected to his second term to the Connecticut General Assembly in 2012 after being first elected in 2011 in a special election. He represents the 36th Assembly District of Essex, Chester, Deep River and Haddam.
Phil serves as Vice Chairman of the legislature’s Public Health Committee which oversees over all matters related to the Department of Public Health; the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Department of Developmental.. He also serves on the Human Services and Environment Committees.
A resident of Ivoryton since 1982, Phil served as First Selectman of Essex from 2003 to 2011. He is the former chair of the Middlesex County Revitalization Commission. Phil also chaired the Connecticut River Valley Council of Elected Officials now a full-fledged council of government.
Prior to serving as First Selectman, Phil was Director of the Bushy Hill Nature Center in Ivoryton, where he founded and developed a natural history day camp, named by Child Magazine as one of the nation’s “top ten youth programs.”
He has been recognized by such varied groups as the American Legion, the Water Partnership, the Essex Land Trust, The League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, Gilead Community Services, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Phil graduated from Assumption College in 1981. He lives in the Ivoryton section of Essex. He maintains self employed as a naturalist and writer.