Tester: Vic Miller was ‘here to serve’

(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to the passing of Blaine County Commissioner Vic Miller:

“Vic Miller was a great friend who will be deeply missed. Vic believed in personal freedoms, standing up for Montana values, and most of all the value of friendship and public service. Vic ended all of his voicemail greetings by saying, ‘I’m here to serve you.’ He spent a lifetime doing just that, making Harlem a better community, Blaine a better county, and Montana a better state. Sharla and I have the entire Miller family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Miller, one of Montana’s longest-serving county commissioners, formerly served as the Executive Director of the Human Resources Development Council in District 4, which helps low-income Montanans in northern Montana gain the skills and opportunities needed to lead better lives.

Tester and Miller played in a band together before Tester was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. Miller often said that Tester’s election meant that he ‘lost a trumpet player, but gained a Senator.’