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State Senator

Patricia Billie Miller

Representing Darien and Stamford

Senator Pat Billie Miller Named Senate Chair of Banking Committee


HARTFORD - State Senator Pat Billie Miller (D-Stamford) will be taking on yet another leadership role during the upcoming 2022 legislative session – as Senate Chair of the Banking Committee, which makes laws and policies affecting banks, savings banks, bank and trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, the supervision of the sale of securities, fraternal benefit societies and lending.

Sen. Miller already serves as Deputy President Pro Tempore, Senate Chair of the Aging Committee, and Senate Vice-Chair of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee. She is also a member of the Education, Commerce and Veterans' Affairs Committees.

"I would like to thank Senator Looney for appointing me Chair of the Banking Committee," said Sen. Miller. "I'm looking forward to my new responsibilities and I hope to build on the great work the Chairs before me started. It is my intention to use the position to address the economic impact that COVID-19 has had on the residents of Connecticut."

"Since her special election victory, Senator Miller has demonstrated the passion and effective advocacy for which she was well known in the House of Representatives, not only for her constituents in Stamford and Darien but also within the Senate Democratic caucus," said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney. "I know she will be an excellent Senate Chair of the Banking Committee. She has the sense of economic justice, commitment to consumer protection, and legislative skill to lead this committee for the benefit of our state as a whole."

This year will be Sen. Miller's second legislative session as state senator representing the 27th District which include the towns of Stamford and Darien. On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021, she became the first woman and the first person of color, to represent the 27th District. Sen. Miller is only the fourth Black woman to serve in the state Senate and is currently one of just two Black female legislators (the other is state Senator Marilyn Moore of Bridgeport) serving in the upper chamber.

Before joining the Senate, Sen. Miller served as a member of the state House of Representatives for Stamford’s 145th District since 2009.