Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Sen. Borris L. Miles District 13 (D-Houston)

Industry
Insurance, Business Owner
Education
B.S., Sam Houston State University
Spouse
Cydonii
Committees
  • Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs
  • Health & Human Services
  • Natural Resources and Economic Development
  • Nominations
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Miles owns an insurance agency, Borris L. Miles Insurance.

  • He formerly worked as a police officer for Houston ISD.

  • Miles reports an interest in Milestone Financial, Milestone Building Inc, and Goodlife Management LLC, all at the same address.

Property

  • Residence in Houston valued at almost $1.7 million

  • Vacant lot in Houston valued at $78,750

Analysis

  • According to the Houston Chronicle and Texas Watchdog, Miles is or has been a vendor to the University of Houston, Houston Community College and the Houston Independent School District. He arranged for an HISD trustee to take two trips to Costa Rica in 2010, according to the publications. The health care-related trips, which Miles says were paid for by the Costa Rican government, sparked a debate about disclosure policies related to HISD vendors. Miles said his company offers flood, not health, insurance for the HISD, and was trying to help the district cut costs.