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(Las Vegas, NV; August 23, 2013) – Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller is one of the country’s top 10 political rising stars, according to The Fix, The Washington Post’s political blog.
“It’s an honor not only to be recognized by The Washington Post, but also to be among an esteemed company of politicians from across the country,” said Miller.
Miller began the first of his two terms when he was first elected in January of 2007 as the youngest Secretary of State in the history of Nevada and the youngest in the nation at the time of his election. Miller was also unanimously selected by his peers to serve as president of the National Association of Secretaries of State for 2012-2013.
As someone who holds an MBA, Miller brings a business approach to the office, maximizing technology to bring the Secretary of State’s office into the age of digital governance. Services to constituents continue to grow in the Miller Administration including the nation’s premier business portal, SilverFlume, which provides a “one-stop-shop” for businesses conducting transactions with State agencies and municipalities, and Aurora, a searchable campaign finance database that is the product of the most comprehensive legislative election package in Nevada’s history.
Serving as Nevada’s chief elections officer, Miller’s Multi-jurisdictional Elections Integrity Task Force has been identified as a national model by the FBI and the Department of Justice for responding to complaints or election or voter registration complaints. A former criminal prosecutor, Miller led an aggressive investigation in 2008 into the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) that led to the filing of 39 felony criminal counts and eventual convictions against ACORN and two field directors.
Miller’s additional duties as Secretary of State include board member of the Nevada Office of Economic Development; as well as a voting member of the Board of Prison Commissioners, State Board of Examiners, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Authority. He holds dual post-grad degrees, a law degree and a MBA, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.
The Fix also named California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, and George P. Bush to its list of political rising stars. Harris is leading the battle in combatting drug, gun and human trafficking in California, as well as the prosecution of banks and mortgage-related fraud following the economic meltdown. Biden created the Delaware Department of Justice Child Predator Unit to track and prosecute child sex offenders. From a politically rich family, Bush plans to run for Texas land commissioner in 2014.
For The Fix’s full list of political rising stars to watching in coming elections release today, click here.
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