State Representative Craig A. Miner was re-elected to his eighth term serving the people of the 66th District in November 2014. The district is comprised of Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris, Warren and Woodbury. He serves as Ranking Member (House Republican Leader) of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee. He also serves as a member of the Labor & Public Employees Committee and Environment Committee.
In addition, Rep. Miner, an Assistant Republican Leader, serves as a member of the House Republican Screening Committee. The committee meets prior to each legislative session day to conduct a comprehensive review of legislation that will be brought before the full House of Representatives. Committee members review each bill and amendment for potential flaws, hidden clauses, unintended consequences and improvements that can be made either through revised language or the amendment process.
Rep. Miner’s service is also reflected in national efforts. He serves as Connecticut’s legislative representative on the 15-state Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, a cooperative aimed at protecting and managing marine fisheries within state jurisdiction. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and co-chairs the Connecticut Sportsmen Caucus.
Prior to his election to the Legislature, Rep. Miner served as First Selectman of the Town of Litchfield from 1991 to 2001. He resigned from the office in February 2001 to assume his legislative duties. His administration successfully promoted open government and maintained a stable tax base throughout the 1990s.
Representative Miner’s extensive public service background also includes serving on the state’s Sheff vs. O’Neill panel, E911 Commission, and as chairman of the Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials. Since 1977, he has held sales and management positions in several local automotive dealerships. He also owned and operated the Litchfield Filling Station from 1989 to 1998.
Representative Miner is married to his wife, Margy, and resides on East Chestnut Hill Road in Litchfield. He has three children and four grandchildren.