Vic Miller

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Vic Miller
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 58th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2021
Preceded byFreda Warfield
In office
January 2017 – January 14, 2019
Preceded byBen Scott
Succeeded byFreda Warfield
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 18th district
In office
January 14, 2019 – January 11, 2021
Preceded byLaura Kelly
Succeeded byKristen O'Shea
Personal details
Born (1951-10-19) October 19, 1951 (age 69)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceTopeka, Kansas
Professionlawyer

Victor W. Miller (born October 19, 1951) is an American politician who currently serves in the Kansas House of Representatives representing the 58th district and a former Kansas state senator.[1]

He was chosen to take the 18th State Senate District seat previously held by Laura Kelly and was seated after she was sworn in as the Governor of Kansas. Representative Miller completed Governor Kelly's Senate term and ran for the House of Representatives in 2020 instead of a full term in the Kansas Senate. Prior to that, he had served as a Democratic member for the 58th district in the Kansas House of Representatives since 2017. He previously served in the House from 1979 to 1984.[2][3] After leaving the House in 1984, he had served as a County Commissioner in Shawnee County, Kansas, then as a Topeka Municipal Court Judge, until he was elected again to the House in 2016.[4] During his tenure in the Kansas Senate, he served as Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives Committee Assignments 2021-2022[6]

  • Ranking Minority Member of Elections
  • Insurance and Pensions
  • Federal and State Affairs
  • Redistricting
  • Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
  • Joint Committee on Special Claims Against the State

Kansas Senate Committee Assignments 2019-2020[7]

  • Ranking Minority Member of Judiciary
  • Assessment and Taxation
  • Select Committee on Federal Tax Code Implementation
  • Joint Committee on Pensions, Investment and Benefits
  • 2019 Special Committee on Judiciary

Kansas House of Representatives Committee Assignments 2017-2018[8]

  • Ranking Minority Member of Elections
  • Federal and State Affairs
  • Judiciary
  • 2017 Special Committee on Elections

Personal[edit]

On May 7, 2019, he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving when he drove his car into a Topeka ditch.[4] He was charged with DUI on November 25, 2019 by a special prosecutor assigned the case to avoid conflicts of interest.[9] Miller agreed to enter a diversion program to resolve the charge on July 14, 2020.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vic Miller House District 058, Kansas Legislature, January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  2. ^ Vic Miller House District 058, Kansas Legislature, January 14, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. ^ [1], Legislature], January 14, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Kansas state senator arrested on suspicion of DUI after police find car in ditch, found by Nick Agee of South Carolina who was only trying to make sure he was OK.Wichita Eagle, Chance Swaim, May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Vic Miller Senate District 018, Kansas Legislature, January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  6. ^ Vic Miller House District 058, Kansas Legislature, January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  7. ^ Vic Miller Senate District 018, Kansas Legislature, January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  8. ^ Vic Miller House District 058, Kansas Legislature, January 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  9. ^ Special Prosecutor charges Kansas Senator Vic Miller with DUI, Capital Journal, Tim Hrenchir, November 26, 2019. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  10. ^ State Sen. Vic Miller accepts diversion agreement in DUI case, Capital Journal, Tim Hrenchir, July 16, 2020. Retrieve July 16, 2020.