In an announcement that had been widely rumored for some time, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s) said Thursday that he would not seek the nomination of the Maryland Democratic Party to serve as Senate president in the 2020 General Assembly session, and announced Sen. Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore city) as his successor.

Miller made the announcement following a closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats in Annapolis. Miller announced prior to last year’s General Assembly session that he was battling stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer.

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