The Washington Post

Ex-delegate Paula Miller considering a run for lieutenant governor

Former legislator Paula Miller, a Democrat from Hampton Roads, said she is considering running for lieutenant governor next year.

Miller said she began thinking about it after supporters asked her to consider it, but that she won’t decide until she does some more research. “People have been pushing me for a while,’’ she said.

She said with women’s issues on the frontburner in Richmond, it would be beneficial for a woman to serve. Legislators need to stop talking about the “birth canal,’’ Miller said.

Miller began serving in the House of Delegates in 2005. She did not seek re-election last year after the Republican-led chamber redrew her Norfolk-area district.

Other Democrats mentioned as candidates for lieutenant governor are: Aneesh Chopra, who recently stepped down as the White House’s first chief technology officer, Sen. Ralph S. Northam (Norfolk) and Del. Kenneth Cooper Alexander (Norfolk).

Corey A. Stewart, the Republican chairman of the Board of County supervisors, became the first candidate to officially jump into the race to replace Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) in April.

Several other Republicans have been mentioned, including Pete Snyder, chairman of the Republicans’ coordinated campaign, and Jeannemarie Devolites Davis, former senator turned director of the state’s liaison office in Washington.

The lieutenant governor position became more powerful — and more desirable — after November’s elections, when Republicans took control and handed Bolling a tiebreaking vote in the chamber.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
What can babies teach students?
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
A veteran finds healing on a dog sled
Play Videos
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
Is fencing the answer to brain health?
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
How a hacker group came to Washington
The woman behind the Nats’ presidents ‘Star Wars’ makeover
How hackers can control your car from miles away
Play Videos
Philadelphia's real signature sandwich
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
Europe's migrant crisis, explained