In December, Georgia Sen. Butch Miller, an NFIB member, was selected for president pro tempore, the no. 2 position in the Georgia Senate.
Miller takes the place of David Shafer, who is running for office to replace Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Although Miller had also considered running for lieutenant governor in 2018, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, he decided against it. He has been in the Senate since 2010 and served as Gov. Nathan Deal’s floor leader. Miller also tried for the pro tempore position in 2014, when he lost to Shafer by one vote.
“This is a great leadership team that will work well together to advance Georgia,” said Cagle in a statement. Cagle, Deal, and Miller are all from Gainesville, Georgia.
NFIB/Georgia congratulates Butch Miller on his appointment and looks forward to his leadership and continued voice for small business in the Georgia Legislature.
“As a small business owner and an NFIB member, Sen. Miller understands many of the unique challenges Georgia business owners face while trying to operate and grow their businesses,” said Georgia State Director Nathan Humphrey. “Sen. Miller’s leadership as Pro Tem will be a great asset to the legislature and we look forward to working with him.”