- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Newport News state Sen. John Miller has died.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said it was notified Monday of Miller’s death by Miller’s family. McAuliffe issued a statement praising the 68-year-old Miller as “moderate voice” in the General Assembly.

The governor’s office did not release details or the cause of death.

Miller is a former journalist who worked at WVEC television station. Miller also worked as an aide to former U.S. Sen. Paul Trible and at Christopher Newport University.

He was first elected to the state Senate in 2007.

Miller represented the 1st Senate district, a reliably Democratic district.

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