Congressman David Scott Statement on Passing of Governor Zell Miller
Washington, March 23, 2018
Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the following statement:
“It is with deep sadness to hear of the passing of my dear friend and partner Zell Miller.
“Governor Zell Miller is a legend. His contributions to Georgia are legendary in so many ways, especially higher education as the author and creator of Georgia’s Hope Scholarship Program.
“Governor Miller was not only my good friend and partner, but he was my mentor throughout my career in public service as a State Representative for 8 years, State Senator for 20 years and now 15 years as a U.S. Congressman. He appointed me when he was Lieutenant Governor and helped me to become Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, making me the first African American to hold that powerful position. He also appointed me as Chairman of the Higher Education Committee.
“I not only admire Zell Miller, but I truly love Zell Miller because he truly loved and helped David Scott make it all the way up the ladder to serve today as a United States Congressman of Georgia. May we all be inspired to continue Zell Miller’s deeply impactful legacy of service.”