The Hell We’ve Been Through
Miller was elected to Harrisburg City Council in 2005 becoming Harrisburg’s first openly gay elected official. He served one term and then was elected City Controller in 2009.
The Patriot News reported former Mayor Linda Thompson referred to Miller as “ that homosexual, evil little man” in February 2011. Around 250 protesters showed up to demand Thompson resign for her comments. In 2013, Miller challenged Thompson in the Democratic primary for mayor but lost to Eric Pappenfuse in a multi-candidate race. Miller was appointed City Treasurer in 2016 to fill a vacancy in an unexpired term and elected to that position in 2017.
Miller contributed much to the LGBTQ+ community through his activism, including founding the Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival of Central PA and the Business Association of Gays and Lesbians (now the Keystone Business Alliance).
Despite the firing and lawsuit, Miller enjoyed great success for 30 years as founding partner of his CPA firm Miller Dixon Drake, retiring in 2020.