By: David M. Higgins II

Thomas V. Miller Jr. (born December 3, 1942), known as Mike Miller, is the president of the Maryland Senate. He has been a state senator representing the 27th District since 1975 and has served as president since January 1987, longer than any other senate president in Maryland history, and as of January 2019 is the longest-serving state Senate president in the United States

In 1971, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates from the third legislative district of Maryland in Prince George’s County and served in that position until his election to the state senate in 1975.

The Senate office building in Annapolis is named after him due to his being the longest-serving Senate president in the history of the state legislature.

Miller was featured in the Netflix documentary The Keepers for his opposition to a bill seeking to increase the statute of limitations for sexual abuse victims.

On Oct. 24, 2019, he announced he would step down from his leadership post, citing fatigue caused by his cancer treatment. He said he intends to serve out the remainder of his term in the state Senate.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...