Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Statement of Lt. Governor Bolling on Death of Senator Yvonne Miller

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement today on the death of Senator Yvonne Miller:
“I was very sorry to hear of the death of Senator Yvonne Miller.  I had the privilege of serving with Senator Miller in the Senate of Virginia for the past 17 years.  During that time I came to respect Senator Miller’s passion for the causes she believed in and her unwavering commitment to the best interests of the citizens she served.  While Senator Miller and I represented two different political perspectives and often disagreed on the best way to address the challenges facing Virginia, I always knew that she did what she thought was in the best long term interests of our state, and that is what political leadership should be about.

“During her 28 years of service in the Virginia General Assembly, Senator Yvonne Miller made her mark in many ways.   She was an outspoken advocate for public education and higher education, but her greatest passion came from her efforts to protect the interests of the least fortunate among us.  Throughout her career Senator Miller reminded us of the importance of these significant causes, and she effectively fought for the things she believed in, whether she was in the majority or the minority.  She was an effective and capable public servant and she will be missed by all her knew her and served with her.”

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