Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Congressman Bishop Comments On Senator Miller's Decision Not To Run

Jan 1, 2003
Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop issued the following statement regarding Senator Zell Miller's decision not to run for reelection in 2004:

"I deeply regret that my good friend Senator Zell Miller has decided not to seek reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2004. He is, and has been, an extraordinary statesman and a true public servant. His service will be greatly missed, but his legacy will be gratefully remembered.

"While I am sad that our state will lose the strong wisdom that Zell has brought to public life in Georgia for nearly half a century, I can truly understand his decision to enjoy the balance of his life with Shirley and his family free of public obligation.

"My wife Vivian and I wish Zell and Shirley the very best in their much-deserved retirement-- for they have surely given Georgia more than our state could ever repay."