Representative Carol Miller intends to run for office once again.
Miller currently represents the Third District in the House of Representatives, the population-based house in the United States Congress.
After the 2020 census, the West Virginia Senate Redistricting Committee has worked to adjust representation in the state.
The Third District was entirely eliminated due to population loss in West Virginia between the 2010 census and the 2020 census. As a result, any redistricting plan must replace three congressional districts with two. As of Thursday, October 14, Senate Bill 3033, “related to the composition of congressional districts,” was first passed by the Senate, then passed by the House. The Senate will consider any adjustments before passing it a second time, or rejecting it, and sending it to Governor Jim Justice’s desk for a signature.
Greenbrier County, previously located in the Third District, would be located in the newly created First District, provided the bill passes in its current form.
Miller announced her intention to run again on social media on Thursday, October 14, after redistricting is complete.
“Excited to announce my reelection campaign in the new West Virginia 1st Congressional District!” reads Miller’s post. “As a business owner, bison farmer, mother, and grandmother, I understand the challenges West Virginia families face. I look forward to continuing to work to bring more opportunity, investment, and good-paying jobs to the Mountain State.”
As of October 14, the new First District contains Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Wayne, Webster, Wirt, and Wyoming counties.