Tom Miller running for re-election in 2022
Attorney General Tom Miller on Saturday announced he would run for his eighth consecutive term.
Attorney General Tom Miller announced he would run for re-election on Saturday. Currently serving his tenth term, the Democrat is the longest-serving state attorney general in the United States.
Miller announced his plans at the Polk County Democrats’ annual Steak Fry at Des Moines Water Works Park.
“My life’s work has been to serve Iowa as ‘the people’s advocate,’ reading our laws fairly and accurately and striving to do what is right for every Iowan,” Miller said. in a press release.
Miller said he is seeking another term because it is essential that the attorney general remain an “independent and unwavering voice” in government.
Before entering politics in 1974, Miller was a district attorney for the towns of McGregor and Marquette, Iowa. He returned to his private practice upon the expiration of his third term as attorney general of Iowa in 1991, and was then re-elected in 1994.
While he was Attorney General, Miller created a Sexual Assault Survivors Initiative to track the status of their evidence kits with a new statewide reporting system, argued a $ 26 billion deal to treat opioid dependence, and safe a debt relief settlement of approximately $ 330 million for 35,000 student borrowers of the ITT Technical Institute who have outstanding balances.
Miller did not face any Republican challenger in the 2018 election and beat libertarian Marco Battaglia with 77% of the vote. No one has announced a campaign against the 2022 election.