Senator Zell Miller
Senator Zell Miller serves as a Senior Policy Advisor in the national Government Affairs practice of McKenna Long & Aldridge. In this role, he counsels the firm's clients on federal and state policy issues.
Senator Miller was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000. As a member of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Banking, Housing and Urban Development and Veterans' Affairs committees, Senator Miller focused on improving agriculture policy, tax policy and national security. He co-authored bills establishing the Department of Homeland Security and authorizing President Bush's first two rounds of tax cuts.
Only the third Georgian elected both governor and senator, Senator Miller served as governor of Georgia from 1991-1999. During those years, he focused on education by creating the only voluntary pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds and the HOPE scholarship program, which has awarded more than $2.3 billion in scholarship funds since 1993. He also introduced new welfare reforms, promoted economic development, and helped make Georgia a leading state in job creation with new jobs having been created at an average rate of more than 2,500 a week.
Called the most popular governor in America by the Washington Post, Senator Miller's passions are history, baseball, music and writing. He has written six books including Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know, I Learned in the Marines. Senator Miller served in the Marine Corps for three years and credits the experience as one of the major influences in his life. In 2005, JAMES Magazine listed Senator Miller as one of Georgia's Most Influential People.