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Ray Miller retires: praises rained on him for decades of service

ONUMBA.COM – One of the most productive legislators in the history of Ohio Ray Miller retired January 13, 2011. 

A throng of people braved the frigid weather that day to come and be a part of an event organized to pay tribute to him after decades of public service. The event was held at the Lincoln Theatre in the King – Lincoln District on the eastside of Columbus near the neighborhood where Miller grew up. 

“We salute his brilliance and his boldness,” said Bishop Timothy Clark, Senior Pastor of the First Church of God. In attendance were government, religious and community dignitaries including Rev. Leon L. Troy, Pastor Emeritus of the Second Baptist Church; Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman; State Senator Charleta Tavares; State Representative Sandra Williams; Columbus City Council Member Hearcel Craig; Ako Kambon, President of the Visionary Leaders Institute; Cheryl Boyce, former Director of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and others. Miller represented the 15th senatorial district in the Ohio Senate. 

State Senator Charleta Tavares spoke at the event. “I refuse to say he is retiring, because it is antithesis of who he is,” said Tavares, a longtime friend and colleague of Miller who replaced him in the Ohio Senate. Continue Reading