Mark F. Miller

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Mark F. Miller
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader
In office
July 17, 2012 – January 7, 2013
Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 12, 2011 – March 17, 2012
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 16th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2005
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 48th district
In office
1999–2005
Personal details
Born (1943-02-01) February 1, 1943 (age 71)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jo Miller
Residence Monona, Wisconsin, U.S.

Mark F. Miller (born February 1, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, and currently serves as the Majority Leader. Miller has represented the 16th District since 2005. He served as Minority Leader from 2011 to 2012. He was previously a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 48th district from 1999 through 2005.

2011 Wisconsin protests[edit]

During the protests in Wisconsin, Miller, along with the 13 other Democratic State Senators, left the state to deny the State Senate a quorum on Governor Scott Walker's controversial "Budget Repair" legislation. As the bill was nonetheless being passed during the evening hours of March 9, 2011, Miller commented acidly, "In 30 minutes, 18 senators undid 50 years of civil rights".[citation needed]

Miller was subject to a movement to recall him from office as a result of leaving the state during the Wisconsin protests. Organizers of the recall came within 268 votes of recalling him and had the option of merging their signatures with those collected by the Utah-based group American Patriot Recall Coalition in order to meet the minimum number of signatures required. However, the group decided not to do so because they claimed "the APRC is a front group for either wrecking conservative causes or for simple money making."[1]

Joint Senate Leader[edit]

Following Pam Galloway's resignation from the Senate, the Republicans lost their majority in the Senate, with both parties having 16 seats in the chamber. Miller, as the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, joined Scott L. Fitzgerald, the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, as co-leaders of the Senate[2][3]

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