In early January, I received a call from several of Florida’s political leaders and constituents urging me to seek the office of the 15th Congressional District of Florida. After deep thought and self-evaluation, I have decided to accept this challenge before me.
Being actively involved in civic and political issues since the early seventies as bi-partisan idealist, I have sought to create effective change in All Party platforms. I have worked for candidates in Pennsylvania which included the late John Heinz (a Republican) and Joe Vignola (a Democrat) with the hope of giving Pennsylvanians the best representation possible. My family and I now feel that the time has come for me to offer myself as a servant in the public arena again. I am hopeful that I can bring some of those common-sense ideas straight from the people to Congress.
In the past, I have been actively involved in community service to every community that I have lived in from lowering taxes in Philadelphia to turning on electric in Wellington Florida. I have exposed corrupt State Senators and Judges and forced them to resign or imprisoned. I am a no-nonsense community worker and my first dedication is to my constituents and the Constitution of the United States. Education is important to me as well as social security, medical insurance that is affordable to everyone, our senior citizens, our veterans, and protecting employees and their jobs.
As you can see, I am excited at the possibility of representing and serving the people of this great state in Congress. But before I can serve I must conduct a very aggressive campaign. My opponent is quite set in his political career. He has been in office too long and has done nothing. Due to the peculiar layout of this large district and the cost to campaign the territory, he has been unopposed in several elections. This is one more reason I feel strongly that I must step forward and offer the voters of Lake, Polk and Hillsborough Counties a choice.
I pledge 1. to have an open-door policy 2. have town hall meeting in each county 3. keep communications open because you are important to me and WE (not I) have a lot to talk about. I also promise, unlike my opponent, not to walk out of these town hall meetings when you hit me with the hard questions. I will listen to your input because your input is important to me. I will make sure that we hear all of your grievances and I will do my best to each and every one of them either at the town hall meetings or in my office. However, I would ask of you to help me form a committee and be a liaison to the people.
To be successful in this endeavor it will take a very strong and dedicated grass roots organization. I believe the voters of this district will step forward with my family in a united volunteer effort. I am a widow with one son and I understand the struggle of single parenthood and to try to make ends meet. As you may have guessed my son is already hard at work designing flyers, building winning strategies of his own, and decorating the campaign headquarters. He has even volunteered to help knock on doors, place yard signs and of course, participate in any upcoming waves with signs.
With thousands of brochures to purchase, hundreds of yard signs to order, scores of radio ads to place, and three counties to cover, I will need help. I am turning to the people who have known bad politicians the longest and I humbly invite you to get involved in my campaign and help make a difference.
Your early contribution, made payable to “The Committee to Elect Loretta Miller” will give our race a tremendous boost right out of the starting block.
Your gift of $1, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to give will help me raise the vital “early seed money” I need to successfully launch this campaign.
Our goal is to raise $500,000 by President’s Day, February 21st, 2018, and I humbly ask for your support in helping us rise to this great challenge.
Thanks, in advance for your encouragement, generous support, and prayers. I am grateful for your friendship and wish you blessings in the years to come! It would be my pleasure to meet with all of you and shake your hands.