Former State Representative Borris Miles opened a new campaign office on Saturday, and he has already hit the ground running. Miles spent the day block walking with volunteers and reaching out to voters in the diverse district.
Miles told 2 on the Beat that he has won the support of elected leaders like Houston city council member Jolanda Jones and HISD Trustee Larry Marshall, and precinct judges like Mrs. Jenkins.
But in 2008, Miles’ political career took a nosedive when he was charged with two counts of deadly conduct for allegedly pointing a gun at someone during a Christmas Party. A jury declared him not guilty, but by then, Miles had lost the primary to Edwards.
As he campaigns, Miles is reminding voters that he is an innocent man, and that during his brief tenure as a state representative he authored, joint-authored or amended twenty-five pieces of legislation.
Miles says he wants to return to Austin and get back to work for the people of his district.