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Senator Borris L. Miles: District 13
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Borris L. Miles

Occupation: Insurance and Real Estate Developer

Education: BS, Sam Houston State University

Legislative Experience: House Member, 2007 - 2017; Senate Member: 2017 - present

Hometown: Houston

Party: Democrat

A lifelong resident of Houston, Senator Borris L. Miles was elected to the Texas Senate in 2016 after serving four terms in the Texas House. Miles is a successful businessman and developer, owning one of the largest insurance agencies in Texas. Miles serves on the Health and Human Services, Criminal Justice, Natural Resources & Economic Development, Nominations and Transportation Committees.

A fighter for the people, his legislative milestones include:

  • Creating the Miles Ahead Scholars program to help underserved minority male youth the opportunity to go to college.
  • Adding regulations and penalties on rogue group homes and protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.
  • Banning police chokeholds.
  • Giving second chances to individuals by making it easier to seal their juvenile records and creating economic development opportunity districts.

For his work, Miles has received recognitions, including being named "Star of the Legislative Session" by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, "Champion of Women's Health" by Planned Parenthood, "Most Valuable Legislator" by the Texas Association of Community Schools, and "Policy Leader Award" by the Texas Association of City & County Health Officials. He has also received A+ ratings with Equality Texas and the Sierra Club.

Senator Miles' active involvement in his community is a testament to his commitment and servant leadership. Miles conceived the Hip Hop 4 HIV concert series, which was adopted by the CDC, and has given his time to organizations like the Urban League and the Houston Sickle Cell Association. Through his non-profit, the TexStars Foundation, he has awarded more than 200 scholarships to pay for the college education of African-American men and has been hosting an annual Turkey Giveaway for over 15 years, providing much-needed support to communities in need.

Office Information

Capitol Address District Address
The Honorable Borris L. Miles
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

(512) 463-0113 (TEL)
5302 Almeda, Suite A
Houston, TX 77004

(713) 665-8322 (TEL)
District Address District Address
2440 Texas Parkway, Suite 110
Missouri City, TX 77489

(281) 261-2360 (TEL)
3300 Lyons Avenue, Suite 301
Houston, TX 77020

(713) 223-0387 (TEL)