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Miller seeks spot on Washington County Board of Commissioners

April 30, 2002|BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

dank@herald-mail.com

Millard "Junior" Miller Jr. says he was tired of complaining so he decided to do something about it.

He decided to run for the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Miller will be listed as Junior Miller on the Sept. 10 Democratic primary ballot.

"There's a couple of things that irk you. I was tired of complaining, so thought I'd get involved," said Miller, 55. "I just wanted to get involved to make a difference."

Miller said he is upset about how Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown has turned out.

The road was built to be a bypass, but now there are so many traffic lights on Eastern Boulevard that it is faster to go through downtown, he said.

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A planned truck stop off Interstate 81 in Williamsport "won't benefit Washington County," he said.

Miller said there are some roads in the county that should have shoulders or breakdown lanes.

For example, on Md. 68 between Boonsboro and Williamsport, there is no room for a person to pull over if their car breaks down, he said.

Miller said he wants to "hear from the public."

He plans to get an e-mail address and said his "phone is always open."

If elected, Miller said he would be a voice for all county taxpayers whether they vote in the election or not.

"We just aren't in there for the voters. We're in there for all the taxpayers," he said.

A 1964 graduate of South Hagers-town High School, Miller lives on Lappans Road in Fairplay near where he grew up.

He is married and has three grown children and three grandchildren.

Miller is a retired correctional officer. He works in maintenance at Hamilton Nissan in Hagerstown.

This is Miller's first campaign for elected office, he said.

As of Friday, the other commissioner candidates in the Demo-cratic primary were Jaime Trujillo and incumbent Commissioner Paul L. Swartz.

The general election is Nov. 1.

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