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Longtime Maryland Senate Head Stepping Down From Leadership

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Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (Photo: AP) Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (Photo: AP)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Maryland's longtime Senate president is stepping down from his leadership post as he deals with his cancer diagnosis, and a Baltimore lawmaker is being nominated to take his place.           

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller made the announcement Thursday after speaking with the chamber's other 31 Democrats in a closed-door meeting. He says he will remain a senator.           

Sen. Bill Ferguson was nominated by the Democratic caucus to be the next Senate president.           

Following Miller's announcement, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued the following statement: 

“On behalf of a grateful state, I want to sincerely thank Senate President Mike Miller for his 33 years of dedicated service as president of the Maryland Senate.

"As the longest continuously serving presiding officer in the nation, President Miller has been a strong, unifying leader for the legislature and the state. His steady presence and trademark humor will be deeply missed as President, but we are pleased to know that Mike will continue to represent the people of District 27 in the Senate. 

“I have immense respect for Mike Miller. For the past year, he has shown all of us what courage and determination look like as he faces a very tough personal battle. As we celebrate his historic tenure as president of the Senate, Maryland’s First Lady and I ask all Marylanders to join us in praying for him and his family.”

Miller is 76 and has been Maryland's Senate president for more than three decades. He is the country's longest-serving state senator. He was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer In January.

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