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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Dr. Mark S. Miller Sworn In As Midlothian District Supervisor

Mark S. Miller, Ph.D., Midlothian District Supervisor

Board of Supervisors

Nov. 16, 2022

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Following last week’s General Election, Mark S. Miller, Ph.D. was sworn in Wednesday morning as the new Midlothian District representative on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors.

Dr. Miller took the oath of office during a brief ceremony in Chesterfield’s Public Meeting Room just hours before the board was set to hold its November meeting.

This summer, the Board of Supervisors appointed Tara Carroll to serve as the interim replacement for Leslie Haley, who resigned June 3 to accept a position as Virginia’s deputy attorney general for government operations and transactions. Carroll was tabbed to hold the office until a special election could be held.

Miller won that election for the Midlothian seat on Nov. 8, defeating Jennifer McNinch for the right to serve out the remaining year of Haley's term in office. He, along with the other four members of the Board of Supervisors, will be up for reelection next fall.

“I am blessed and honored to serve my community in the best way I am able,” Miller said, “to ensure that our children are attending the best schools and taught by the best teachers, that our first responders have the supports they need to help us when we need it, that our roads can handle the traffic as we—as a community—grow and become what I hope will be and continue to be an outstanding place to raise a family and live our lives.”

“On behalf of the entire board, I extend a warm welcome to Dr. Miller, who brings a unique set of expertise and experience to this board,” said Board Chair Chris Winslow (Clover Hill). “I look forward to sharing perspectives as we work together to improve the lives of all county residents.”

A Virginia native whose father was stationed at Fort Lee, Miller moved to Philadelphia as a child but has called Midlothian home for nearly three decades. He received his undergraduate degree in secondary education in English from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s in psychology from Shippensburg University. A licensed professional counselor who got his doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, Miller has worked for Brightpoint Community College for the last eight years. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade and a half with Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services, first as a senior clinician and then as a supervisor assisting individuals with disabilities. 

An avid long-distance runner, he and his wife Jennifer have two adult daughters. 

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