Mike Miles

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Michael D. Miles (born August 1954) is the current Jefferson County Treasurer.

Miles studied finance, political science, history and English at UAB. He worked as a loan officer for Birmingham Trust National Bank, and worked with his father to organize Greater Birmingham Ministries while also actively campaigning for a variety of political candidates.

He served under Mayor Richard Arrington as "Director of Inter-Governmental Relations" from 1983 to 1990. In 1994 he was hired as chief deputy to Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett.

Miles also serves as chair of the board for the Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education, as a member of the National General Council on Finance for the United Methodist Church, and previously served on a task-force for the Jefferson County Board of Education. He is a member of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee and president of the Birmingham Downtown Democratic Club.

During the 2016 primary campaign a "sample ballot" distributed by Miles' opponent, Eric Major's "Jefferson County Citizen's Coalition", implied that Arrington had endorsed Major for County Treasurer. Arrington filed suit, and Judge Joseph Boohaker issued a restraining order against Major. Miles won a narrow victory in the primary and was unopposed in the 2016 general election.

Miles failed to advance to a runoff between Eyrika Parker and Roderick Scott in the 2020 Democratic primary to retain his office.

Preceded by:
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Jefferson County Treasurer
20082012
Succeeded by:
Jennifer Parsons Champion
Preceded by:
Jennifer Parsons Champion
Jefferson County Treasurer
2012–present
Succeeded by:
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References

  • Finnie, Alex (April 7, 2016) "Richard Arrington files lawsuit against Jefferson County treasurer candidate." CBS42.com
  • Carter, Robert (February 24, 2020) "Michael D. "Mike" Miles" candidate profile. BirminghamWatch

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