Miller wants to be 'voice of the people'

July 13, 2010|By HEATHER KEELS
  • John "Jack" Miller

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Commissioner candidate John "Jack" Miller, described in a campaign press release as a "longtime Hagerstown resident and community volunteer," said he wants to promote sustainable economic growth in Washington County.

"I want to be the voice of the people and bring a common sense approach to running the county government," he said.

Miller, 67, is Corporate National Accounts manager for U.S. Silica, an industrial minerals company in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

"With his 43 years experience as an employee of U.S. Silica, a company made up of community-minded caring individuals, he hopes to apply his work know-how to county government," Miller's campaign publicist, Barbara Carson, wrote in the press release.

Miller said he hoped to work with community groups such as the Greater Hagerstown Committee and CHIEF to promote sustainable economic development.

Miller and his wife, Sandy, moved to Hagerstown with their two young children in 1982. Miller quickly became involved with the Hagerstown PONY League and has served as its president since 1986, the press release said.


He also has served on the Hagerstown Community College Foundation board of directors for the past six years. He serves on the foundation's finance subcommittee and chairs its alumni golf tournament, which raises money for scholarships.

Miller is a member of the Food Resources Inc. board of directors and a former member of the Washington County Department of Social Services board.

An avid golfer, Miller serves on the board of directors at Black Rock Golf Course and has been chairman of the golf committee at Beaver Creek Country Club for six years, the release said.

"Jack is known by many people in the community as someone who gets things done and does so with common sense and integrity," Carson wrote. "He hopes to bring his experiences together to make Washington County the best it can be."

He is one of 12 Republican candidates for county commissioner who will face off in a Sept. 14 primary. The top five Republicans will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. One Democrat and one Green Party candidate have also filed to run for commissioner.

All five county commissioner seats are up for election. The commissioners are paid $30,000 a year and the commissioners president is paid $33,000 a year.

John "Jack" Miller

Age: 67

Street address: 11905 Sycamore Drive, Hagerstown

Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration from Youngstown State University, 1965

Occupation: Corporate National Accounts manager for U.S. Silica

Party affiliation: Republican

Political experience: First run for office

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