Borris Miles is a member of the Texas House of Representatives. He is serving his third term as Representative for District 146, which encompasses parts of Harris County, Texas, including Sunnyside, Houston, and Third Ward, Houston.
Representative Borris Miles was first elected to serve as the State Representative for District 146 in November 2006. Miles has been an effective legislator for his district and a leader for the Democrats in the House. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Elections Committee and Deputy Whip for the House Democratic Caucus. Rep. Miles was named a "Star of the 2011 Legislative Session" by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. In 2013, he was presented an award from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension as an Urban Agriculture Leader.
Miles is a lifelong resident of Houston, Texas; growing up in Sunnyside, Houston where he attended Yates High School. After high school, he received the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminal Science from Sam Houston State University. A former law enforcement officer, Miles is a successful entrepreneur and businessman, owning and operating the third largest African- American independent insurance agency in the United States and the number one African-American owned agency in Texas.