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Statement from Secretary Kemp on the passing of Zell Miller
Zell Miller
Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, D-Ga., speaks at a news conference Monday, July 24, 2000, in Atlanta, where Gov. Roy Barnes announced Miller would temporarily fill the Senate seat left open by the death of Sen. Paul Coverdell. Miller said he will run in the November general election to fill the remaining four years of Coverdell's term. - photo by AP

ATLANTA, Ga. – “Marty and I, along with all of Georgia, mourn the loss of a true public servant, Governor Zell Miller, who leaves behind an enduring legacy as a bold and brave leader,” said Secretary Kemp. "His efforts championing education set real opportunity within reach of so many citizens of our state through the creation of the HOPE scholarship and our nation’s first pre-kindergarten program, and we are all inspired by the unwavering values which characterized this statesman’s career. We extend our sympathies and prayers to Mrs. Shirley and the rest of the Miller family.”