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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:27 pm

Del. Tag Greason (R-32) is no longer running unopposed for his third term in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Broadlands resident Elizabeth Miller announced Tuesday that she had filed to run as an independent for the 32nd District seat. She is the wife of former Supervisor Stevens Miller.

“I am completely opposed to Tag Greason running unopposed,” Miller said of her decision to enter the race, noting she grew more concerned when she saw that the Loudoun County Democratic Committee did not have anyone file to run. “I said, ‘I can’t let that stand.’ We can’t let somebody who voted for the trans-vaginal ultrasound run unopposed…we need to have a choice on the ballot.”

Greason was first elected in 2009, defeating Democrat David Poisson. He ran unopposed in 2011.

Miller is a former member of the LCDC, and said she will be seeking the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Virginia.

“This will be a grassroots effort all the way,” she said in announcing her candidacy. “I've knocked on thousands of doors in this district. I know my neighbors better than Tag Greason does. They want a government that respects their privacy and their right to control their own lives.”

Miller sent in her paperwork May 13 and spent the weekend going door-to-door to meet voters; she said she has most of the signatures she needs to be added to the ballot and that her statement of organization will be sent in by the end of the week.

A long-time activist and volunteer for Democrat candidates, Miller is very familiar with grassroots efforts—she even runs a blog called the Doorbell Queen. She said she plans to continue those efforts as a candidate.

“I have talked to a lot of folks,” she said. “Just in the last four years what a lot of people have said they really want is the government to take care of the problems they see day to day, and not be in their bedrooms and their private lives. They think that people who are currently in charge in Richmond, including Tag Greason, are focusing only on social issues and not the problems they are seeing day to day.”

While she acknowledged that her opponents might say she is the one focusing on social issues, Miller said she is simply reacting to the assembly’s actions and trying to change the focus of Richmond. “Government exists to protect liberty and foster prosperity,” she said. “You don't do that by voting for invasive laws, wasting money on old technologies, and being obsessed with social issues. I'll devote myself to transportation, education, and the economy. I trust the people of my community to take care of pretty much everything else without their government's intrusion.”

Miller recently accepted an invitation from Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe to serve on his campaign's "Women for Terry" steering committee. In addition, from 2008 to 2012, Miller served on Loudoun's Community Services Board. She is a George Mason University graduate, with a degree in psychology.

For more information on her campaign, go to www.elizabethmillerfordelegate.com.

Welcome to the discussion.

8 comments:

  • Glory posted at 8:26 pm on Wed, May 22, 2013.

    Glory Posts: 1064

    Few are squealing about Greason's support for the transportation bill. Selective support for GOP candidates - what's up with that?

     
  • David Dickinson posted at 5:05 pm on Wed, May 22, 2013.

    David Dickinson Posts: 980

    This should win Leesburg Today a Mark Twain Prize for humor.

    Liz Miller has got to have the loudest mouth on left-wing social issues in the entire county (maybe the Weintraubs beat her).

    But for her to even pretend to be centrist is laughable. I'm sure all those who know/know of her burst out loud reading this article. I sure did.

     
  • LARSELE posted at 7:27 pm on Tue, May 21, 2013.

    LARSELE Posts: 25

    ......on the other hand, since Tag voted FOR the $6B tax increase, I won't be contributing a cent to his campaign.

     
  • LARSELE posted at 7:25 pm on Tue, May 21, 2013.

    LARSELE Posts: 25

    If the lady is running on competence we have a problem. She's been named to head "Women for Terry" but the "social media geniuses" forgot to register for the Internet domain. Go to WomenforTerry.com and you'll see a montage of all the bad boy stuff Terry has engaged in. On Twitter it's known as LOL@TerryMculiffe.

     
  • The Operative posted at 5:03 pm on Tue, May 21, 2013.

    The Operative Posts: 207

    Norges,

    Points taken. I think voters need to know Liz Miller is by no means a true Independent. She is an extreme hardcore left wing nut job, there is nothing moderate about her.

    Liz is running as an "I" because the DPVA and LCDC want nothing to do with the Miller household. I suspect the "invite" to head up Terry M's campaign has been quickly withdrawn because they are furious with Liz.

    Liz Miller didn't think she had a "moral duty" to let McAuliffe campaign know she was running for the 32nd. And yet she is using their invite as one of her campaign platforms. And that should tell the voters of the 32nd what Liz Miller's moral compass is...none.

     
  • Cassandra posted at 4:57 pm on Tue, May 21, 2013.

    Cassandra Posts: 56

    It starts already. The Republican machine doesn't want the campaign to focus on the issues so they start right into the name calling.

     
  • norges55 posted at 3:24 pm on Tue, May 21, 2013.

    norges55 Posts: 1042

    Mr. Operative I do understand that there are varying degrees of discomfort. I didn't think it was possible to surpass Stevens Miller when searching for the bottom rungs of politicians see you have a lawyer and a politician yikes! You say his wife is worse is that like the difference between a first degree and a second degree nuclear sunburn.
    I wouldn't harp to much about being close to Terry M. another poison pill to be sure.[ohmy]

     
  • The Operative posted at 1:30 pm on Tue, May 21, 2013.

    The Operative Posts: 207

    [sneaky] Thanks for a great laugh. I laughed so hard, I actually think I pulled a muscle. Let's hope the voters of the 32nd are smart and learned their lesson when they elected Stevens Miller. If you thought he was a horrible politician, his wife is far worse.