Josh Miller Decides Against 2014 Run for Lieutenant Governor

Jul 22, 2013

State Senator Joshua Miller (D-Cranston) says he won't be a candidate for lieutenant governor next year.

"After careful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2014," Miller tells RIPR. "I wanted to make my decision early, allowing individuals who encouraged me to have sufficient time to identify and support other candidates."

Miller described plans in March to consider a possible run for LG -- a post that will become vacant next year when Elizabeth Roberts vacates the post after two terms. Yet after evaluating a run, Miller says:

"I greatly appreciate all those who encouraged me to run, but I concluded that there is a lot of work I still want to accomplish in the Rhode Island Senate. I am honored to represent the residents of Cranston and Providence in District 28 and I plan to run for re-election next year."

Two Democrats, Cumberland Mayor Dan McKee and Secretary of State Ralph Mollis, and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian -- a Republican -- have expressed varying levels of interest in seeking the LG's job next year.