Elected in 2014, Christian Miele represents Legislative District 8 in the Maryland House of Delegates, which is home to the Carney, Fullerton, Loch Raven Village, Nottingham, Overlea, Parkville, Perry Hall, Rosedale, and White Marsh communities in northeastern Baltimore County. He serves on the House Health and Government Operations Committee and the Maryland General Assembly's Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders. He also serves as chairman of the Baltimore County House Delegation's Public Safety Committee.
Christian’s major legislative accomplishments include passing the Hire Our Veterans Act, a jobs bill to help unemployed military veterans re-enter the workforce; the Animal Shelter Standards Act, a measure that improves animal welfare in Maryland by creating standards of care for animals being sheltered in publicly-funded facilities; Janet’s Law, which empowers Marylanders to make more informed decisions when choosing their doctors by requiring physicians practicing without medical malpractice insurance to disclose their lack of coverage to prospective patients; and anti-bullying legislation for Baltimore County Public Schools to address the widespread issues of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, and harassment in our public school system.
Christian is a practicing attorney with Pinder Plotkin LLC, a general practice law firm in Parkville that has served the Baltimore community for over forty years. He earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Towson University, and holds a J.D. from the Emory University School of Law. At Emory, Christian was elected president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and named editor-in-chief of the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, an academic journal he co-founded.
Before taking public office, Christian served on the board and as recording secretary of the White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association. He is an active member of several civic and fraternal organizations, including the Lions Club; Highland Lodge No. 184, A.F. & A.M.; Sigma Pi Fraternity, International; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International; and the Order Sons of Italy in America. Christian also holds memberships in the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association, and the Maryland Association for Justice. He resides in Perry Hall with his wife, Dr. Jessica Miele, and newborn son, Theodore.