Two county affiliates of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) nominated Libertarian attorney and homeless advocate Drew G. Miller to run for U.S. Congress there. From the Jan. 10 coverage by the Observer-Reporter, the daily newspaper of southwest Pennsylvania:
Pittsburgh attorney Drew Gray Miller announced Tuesday he plans to give voters a choice outside the two major parties in the 18th Congressional District race.
Miller, 37, said the Libertarian committees in Allegheny and Washington counties had picked him to represent the party in the March 13 special election to fill the seat vacated when Republican Tim Murphy resigned in October.
Miller is former legal counsel to the state Senate’s majority whip.
The major-party candidates in the race are GOP state Rep. Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb, a former federal prosecutor and U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Miller described himself in a statement as a centrist who is “socially liberal” and “fiscally conservative.”
“The more the Republican and Democratic politicians work against each other, the weaker our nation becomes,” said Miller. “In the end, respect and compromise will unite us, bringing new opportunity and advancement to all citizens. …I will focus on diligently working for you to ensure that every citizen has a voice and a seat at the table.”
The LPPA also announced Miller’s nomination, describing further his qualifications to serve as a legislator:
As former legal counsel to the majority whip of the Pennsylvania senate, Miller gained experience in navigating the complex intricacies of government agencies — resolving an average of 1,000 constituent issues per year — and researching and drafting legislation, making him the only candidate in this 18th congressional district race with both a legal background and legislative drafting experience.
Learn more at Miller’s campaign website: DrewGrayMiller.com