2016 Primary Election

Mike Miles (D)

Jefferson County Treasurer

Mike MilesMichael “Mike” D. Miles

Date of birth: August, 1954; 61

Residence: Birmingham

Political Experience: Jefferson County treasurer, 2013-present; elected member of Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee; assistant Alabama secretary of state, 1994-1995; director, Intergovernmental relations for Birmingham, 1983-1990; ran political campaigns on city, county, state, legislative and congressional levels, 1977-2007.

Professional experience: Jefferson County treasurer, 2013-present; political and business consultant; president of the board, treasurer, Childcare Resources; former installment loan officer; Birmingham Trust National Bank; National General Council on Finance, United Methodist Church.

Civic Experience: Financial crusade chairman, American Cancer Society; board chairman, Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education; president, Downtown Democratic Club; adult adviser, North Alabama Conference Council on Youth Ministry; member and former Sunday school teacher at Canterbury United Methodist Church; chairman of the task force of the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham, interdisciplinary major with concentration in finance, political science, history and English.

Main Issues: Miles said that, if he is re-elected, his main issues will be to continue to rebrand the county’s financial operations, perfect new paperless payroll for all county employees and continue to strengthen local banks, particularly minority- owned lenders. Transparency and financial confidence are also key parts of his platform.