Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. – known to more than a generation of Maryland political and policy players as “Mr. President” for his long term as the presiding officer of the Maryland Senate, has resigned his seat in advance of the coming 2021 legislative session.
Senate President Emeritus Miller, who vacated his presiding officer role in 2019 after 33 years serving as the Senate President, has resigned from his seat representing District 27 in the body.
Senator Miller had previously announced he suffers from prostate cancer, and has battled that illness in recent years.
The vacant seat will be subject to a Gubernatorial appointment, based on recommendations from the Democratic Central Committees of Prince George’s, Charles, and Calvert counties.
A series of reflections were shared on the Maryland Matters website, offering perspectives on a remarkable career in state politics.