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Retirement Of Arkansas State Representative John Miller

Rep. Marion Berry

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize one of Arkansas' dedicated citizens, on the event of his retirement. It is my privilege to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of Representative John Miller, as he is retiring from the Arkansas State House of Representatives.

State Representative John Miller has served the people of Izard County and portions of Independence and Sharp Counties in the Arkansas General Assembly for 36 years and is retiring this year. As former speaker of the House, John ranks third in seniority in the 100-member House of Representatives.

Before becoming a member of the Legislature, John served as county and circuit clerk in Izard County, chairman of the state Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, as a member of the Melbourne Lions Club and of the chambers of commerce in Melbourne, Batesville, Calico Rock and Horseshoe Bend. He also served on the boards of directors for the Calico Rock Medical Center, the Arkansas Easter Seals Society, North Arkansas Human Services Systems, Inc., Lions World Services for the Blind, the White River Planning and Development District, and Advocacy Services, Inc.

In the 1st District of Arkansas, we say ``he is a good man.'' When you get to Izard County, the roads get wider, the people are happier, life is better and the future is brighter because of John Miller. He is a credit to public service and humanity and the world is better because he is here. I am proud to call him my friend.