Josh Miller may mull run for lieutenant governor

Mar 26, 2013

Add Senator Josh Miller (D-Cranston) to the list of potential candidates for lieutenant governor in 2014.

Miller says it's too early to consider him an LG candidate, but adds that there "might be a point before the end of the session that I'll start looking at it."

The Cranston Democrat and restaurateur says he's focused on legislative matters for now and wants to consider his potential effectiveness as lieutenant governor before making a decision. Miller says he can offer "a wide range of experience on a wide range of issues."

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts, also of Cranston, is prevented by term limits from seeking re-election. Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee has expressed interest in the position (more here), and Secretary of State Ralph Mollis is also considered a possible candidate.

Miller has been re-elected three times since winning his Senate seat in 2006 and has proven popular, winning his 2012 race against Republican Robert Clarkin with 69 percent of the vote.

Miller closed 2012 with a campaign balance of a little more than $22,000. The senator's business interests include Local 121, the Hot Club, and Trinity Brewhouse, all  in Providence.