Jo was the first out gender nonconforming person elected in South Jersey history!
Councilperson Jo Miller, an out transgender leader, grew up in South Jersey and recently became the first known gender nonconforming person to serve on council in South Jersey history. A year ago, Jo decided to forgo the rest of law school to fight back against the wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and regulations in the political field. As Deputy Executive Director of the Camden County Democratic Committee, Jo maintains the county party’s political operations and has pushed internal changes to permit nonbinary people to seek committee seats and formed CCDC’s first LGBTQ+ Caucus. Jo also fosters the growth of other young queer professionals as the Recruitment Chair of the South Jersey Young Democrats. Additionally, Jo has experience crafting state legislation from their previous position as the Legislative Aide to Assemblyman Paul Moriarty. Jo believes everyone deserves a happy and healthy home, and they will use their legislative and campaign experience toward that end.