Health reasons prompt Sen. Mike Miller to step down from Senate

AFTERNOON. >> My body is in pain and as a result, I am physically unable to do the job. I have no strength in my right side. To be a state senator and do the job well, you need to be available 24 hours a day, both mentally and physically capable. LISA: MIKE MILLER SAYS THAT HE COULD FURTHER SHOW THE DISTRICT HOW HIS MIND AND HEART ARE STRONG, BUT SAYS THE CANCER IS THROUGH HIS BONES. >> I OSO MANY PEOPLE. My mother got me involved in politics. PEOPLE LIKE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN. LISA: MILLER SAYS HE NEVER STOPPED STUDYING HISTORY. He says he hopes history will remember him as a hard worker and someone who is ethical. >> SOME ATTRIBUTES I HAVE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE. Hard work of the day. Love of education. MUCH POSITIVE LEGISLATION AS A RESULT. >> HE WAS THE LONGEST PRESIDENT – SENATE PRESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES. LISA: ROGER HARTLEY SAYS MILLER BECOMES KNOWN THROUGH HISTORY AS A PERSON WHO HAVE HIS BEST RELATIONSHIP FORGING IN A VERY DEMOCRATIC STATE. >> HE BECOMES FAMOUS FOR AMAZING PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT CHANGED THE STATE AND THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE. >> FROM THE LEGISLATION OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE, PROTECTION OF THE BAY, END OF DEATH PENALTY. >> SOMEONE WHO HAD A CONTINUOUS HAND WHO FIGHTED EVERY DAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF MARYLAND AND THE ANNAPOLIS COMES TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. >> Very grateful that we served. LISA: MILLER SAYS HE IS ALSO GRATEFUL AND GRATEFUL FOR HIS FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE HELPING HIM TO RECEIVE THIS TIME. HE SAYS HIS W.

"Titan of Maryland," Senate Emeritus Mike Miller, has died

Updated: 5:44 PM EST January 15, 2021

Senate Emeritus Mike Miller died Friday afternoon. In a statement, the Miller family said, "This afternoon at 4:25 pm, Maryland Senate Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by loved ones. He was 78 years old." He was told by his wife Patti, his son Tommy, his daughters Amanda, Michelle, Melissa and Melanie, the sisters Susan, Cynthia, Melinda, Nancy and Kim, the brothers Jonathan, David and Mark and survived his 15 grandchildren were died by his sister Judith. "In October 2019, Miller resigned from his position as Senate President for health-related reasons related to prostate cancer. In January 2019, on the second day of the legislature, Miller announced he was fighting stage 4 prostate cancer and Miller ruled out of his Senate seat in December He said he thought he could move on since his mind and heart are strong, but he said the cancer was through his bones. Miller is a graduate of the University of Maryland and law school. He enrolled in 1971 Annapolis proposed a bill. Six months later he won a seat in the House of Delegates. In 1975 he claimed a Senate seat. Miller was first elected Senate President in 1987. Johnny Olszewski, executive of Baltimore County, issued a statement saying: "Senate Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller was a Maryland political giant and has his fingerprints i In all areas of our government, educational institutions, business and all of our communities. He loved our state, he loved the Maryland Senate, and he will be missed. My prayers are with his beloved family – including his former colleagues – as they mourn. The Maryland Democratic Party issued a statement saying, "The past few months have been fraught with difficult losses, but the death of longtime Senate President Mike Miller is one of the most heartbreaking. Miller was a Titan from Maryland. In his five decades of service to Our State – including thirty-three serving as Senate President – he fought for the everyday Marylanders and improved the lives of so many through progressive but always pragmatic policies. Our hearts go out to his family – we offer our deepest condolences. The people of Maryland are forever committed to his service. "

Senate Emeritus Mike Miller died Friday afternoon.

In a statement, the Miller family said: "At 4:25 pm this afternoon, Maryland Senate Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones. He was 78 years old.

"He survived on his wife Patti, his son Tommy, his daughters Amanda, Michelle, Melissa and Melanie, his sisters Susan, Cynthia, Melinda, Nancy and Kim, his brothers Jonathan, David and Mark and his 15 grandchildren from his sister Judith deceased. "

In October 2019, Miller resigned from his position as Senate President for health reasons related to prostate cancer. In January 2019, on the second day of the legislature, Miller announced that he was fighting stage 4 prostate cancer.

Miller decided to step down from his Senate seat in December. He said he thought he could go on since his mind and heart are strong, but he said the cancer was through his bones.

Miller is a graduate of the University of Maryland and its law school. He took a position on draft law in Annapolis in 1971. Six months later he won a seat in the House of Delegates. In 1975 he claimed a Senate seat. Miller was first elected Senate President in 1987.

Johnny Olszewski, executive director of Baltimore County, released a statement stating, "Senate emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller was a giant of Maryland politics and has fingerprinted all aspects of our government, educational institutions, the economy, and all of our communities . He loved our state, he loved the Maryland Senate, and he will be missed. My prayers are with his beloved family – including his former colleagues – because they are in mourning. "

The Maryland Democratic Party issued a statement saying, "The past few months have been fraught with difficult losses, but the death of longtime Senate President Mike Miller is one of the most heartbreaking. Miller was a Maryland Titan. In his five decades of service to our state – including thirty-three as Senate President – he fought for everyday Marylanders and improved the lives of so many people through progressive but always pragmatic policies. Our hearts go out to his family – we offer our deepest condolences. The people of Maryland are forever with his Committed to service. "

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