Miller elected House Democratic Caucus chairman

HARRISBURG, Nov. 16 – Last week at the reorganization of the House Democratic leadership, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, was elected House Democratic Caucus chairman.

Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation in the current legislative session, will serve a two-year term as Caucus chair, helping to coordinate Democratic legislative efforts. He was the only member from Allegheny County elected to House leadership.

“While I am excited and honored to be chosen by my colleagues to serve them in leadership, we have a lot of work to do,” Miller said. “We are still struggling with COVID-19 and for the betterment of the state, Republicans and Democrats must work together better. But Democrats also plan on making sure our priorities are well represented. We still need to grow family sustaining jobs, improve education, and enhance access to health care. We must find a path to paid leave, a minimum wage increase, and to a cleaner environment. I hope to bring new energy to such discussions and still believe there is a lot we can and must do together.”

Miller has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2013, serving Allegheny County in the 42nd Legislative District.

Part of the House Democrats’ leadership reorganization also included the election of state Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., as House Democratic floor leader. She is the first woman in the General Assembly’s 244-year history to serve as House minority leader.