I’m running for Congress because I honestly believe government works. I believe it works for corporations. I believe it works for big business and special interests. For far too long now, I believe career politicians like Congressman Mike Bost have been making government work for their billionaire buddies in Springfield and Washington. 

That’s what I believe.

What I know is that government isn't working for entrepreneurs and the economy. It's not working for our public schools or the environment. It’s not working for our healthcare and it’s certainly not working for the people of Southern Illinois. 

I’m running for Congress because I honestly believe that the only hope for a better future for Southern Illinois is to make government start working again for middle-class families like mine. 

Born and raised in the Metro-East, I’m the proud product of two public school teachers who taught me that good people look out for their neighbors and don’t judge others for being a little different.

Whether as a community organizer in the past, a small business owner and teacher now, or as your elected official in the future, it’s the values I was taught by the good people of Southern Illinois growing up - and the lessons I’ve learned since - that have led me to announce my candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 12th Congressional District of Illinois.

I promise you I will do my part – but I need your help. Please join me between now and November 6th 2018 in helping make government work again for all of us!


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  • Debbie Eades endorsed

    ““I've know Chris since he was in kindergarten! He grew into a wonderful young man. He is smart, honest, with a good heart & ethics. I know he will strive to do what is right for all people. He is not the kind of person that will bow to large corporations or the power politicians.””

  • Kathleen Clark endorsed

    “I have been a moderate Republican all my years as a registered voter. There's no representation for me in today's Republican party. Chris is a man of integrity, and I know he will do a great job. The swamp needs serious draining!”

  • Justin Eades endorsed

    “He is a good man with good values and great work ethic.”

  • Barbara Levin endorsed

    “I endorse Chris Miller because he demonstrates the strong qualities of fairness, critical thinking and the ability to understand and communicate the needs of all residents, in particular those without a voice.”

June 8, 2017

Update from the IL-12 and Interview Link

Hello, friends! Seriously, I can't thank you enough! The support I've received since first announcing my intention to turn my red, Midwestern Congressional District blue in 2018 has been truly remarkable. 

The level of interest here in the 12th District of Southern Illinois has far outpaced anyone’s expectations and my campaign continues to be flooded with requests for more in-depth profiles of my background and career. With a new book and website already under development, I’m confident we’ll have the tools needed to take back the 12th for the good guys. 

In the meantime, here's a link to an interview about some of the many (mis)adventures I've had over the years as a community organizer, entrepreneur, and healthcare innovator! #NewBlue

https://ideamensch.com/chris-miller/

May 23, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Michelle Roberts endorsed

  • Bethany Webster Mabb endorsed

  • maria walley endorsed

  • Dan Myatt endorsed

  • Debbie Eades endorsed

    ““I've know Chris since he was in kindergarten! He grew into a wonderful young man. He is smart, honest, with a good heart & ethics. I know he will strive to do what is right for all people. He is not the kind of person that will bow to large corporations or the power politicians.””

  • Kathleen Clark endorsed

    “I have been a moderate Republican all my years as a registered voter. There's no representation for me in today's Republican party. Chris is a man of integrity, and I know he will do a great job. The swamp needs serious draining!”

  • Carl Greeson endorsed

  • Justin Eades endorsed

    “He is a good man with good values and great work ethic.”

  • Abby Rubley endorsed

  • Barbara Levin endorsed

    “I endorse Chris Miller because he demonstrates the strong qualities of fairness, critical thinking and the ability to understand and communicate the needs of all residents, in particular those without a voice.”