Borris Miles Claims Victory Over Veteran Edwards
Houston, TX – Local entrepreneur Borris Miles claims victory over long-term rival Al Edwards in the March 2nd primary by eleven votes. Miles was first elected to the Texas State House of Representatives in November 2006 and as a freshman representative authored, joint-authored and amended 25 pieces of meaningful legislation.
“This victory is particularly important,” says Borris Miles, State Representative-elect. “I am honored to have the
opportunity to get back to work for the people of District 146. We have much to accomplish. I do want to thank
Representative Edwards for his service to the community.”
“I’m excited to have Borris return to Austin. He is clearly the most qualified candidate and has a strong record as
a legislator,” says Mayor Annise Parker. “During tough economic times, his business savvy should make a
significant difference for the City of Houston and the state.”
Miles has committed to a five-point plan, which includes:
1. Affordable health care for seniors and youth;
2. Creation of jobs and expansion of small businesses;
3. Revitalization of neighborhoods;
4. Quality educational opportunities for all people; and
5. Reduction of utility rates and a green, renewable community.
“I grew up in this district and have watched our community continue to deteriorate,” says Ronald Green, Houston
City Controller. “It is time to get back to work for the people of District 146 and Borris is the representative we need.”
Borris L. Miles was elected to serve as the Representative for District 146 in the Texas State House of Representatives in November of 2006. He was assigned to the Government Reform and Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committees. He is a lifelong resident of the district and grew up in Sunnyside. A former law enforcement officer, Miles is a successful entrepreneur and businessman, leaving a promising corporate career to launch his own insurance agency.
Miles, who was born in the district, built one of the largest African-American-owned insurance agencies in the nation.
As a businessman, he has already played a key role in revitalizing two city blocks of retail property in his community and wants to bring similar upgrades to other areas as well.