Editor's Note: Kathleen D. Miller is one of five delegates and one alternate delegate from the 15th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The 15th District also sent delegates Bethlehem Mayor John B. Callahan, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Miriam Huertas of Allentown, Allentown Councilman Julio Guridy and alternate delegate Adrian Shanker of Bethlehen.
Name: Kathleen D. Miller
Hometown: Upper Milford Township
Political Affiliations: Delegate for President Obama, Committee Woman for Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County Democratic Committee Executive Board Member
Business: Owner of Red Bridge Events, an events venue offering on site weddings, receptions, parties, etc.
Marital Status: Married, two children
Congressional District Represented: 15th
* What makes you proud of the Democratic Party?
I have always seen the Democratic Party as a party of inclusion, one that strives to embrace not just the fortunate or influential, but everyone. I am proud that my party championed The Affordable Care Act.
* What issues matter in the Lehigh Valley?
Because I am a Blue Star Mother, meaning I have children serving in the military, I feel strongly about furthering our active duty children and veterans' benefits. This would include their pay, access to higher education, access to physical and mental health care, and more.
* What are you looking forward to at the Democratic Convention?
I feel so privileged that I am a delegate for the Democratic Party, and that I will have some tangible part in this great American political process of nominating my party's candidate for president. I will be interested in what platforms my party will pursue, and I look forward to the camaraderie of the convention with my fellow delegates. This is my first convention, so this will be a wonderful adventure for me.