ATLANTA (April 7, 2017) |Sen. Gloria Butler (D – Stone Mountain) announced today that Governor Nathan Deal ordered flags across the state of Georgia to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in honor of the passing of former state Senator Ollisteen “Steen” Miles.
“Steen Miles was a wonderful senator, mentor and friend to everyone she met,” said Sen. Butler. “While she will be deeply missed, the impact she had on our state will be felt for generations to come. She loved this state and was whole-heartedly dedicated to making Georgia the best state in the country to live. It gives me great joy to know that her contributions are being recognized state-wide tomorrow, a fitting farewell to a woman who dedicated her life to the service of others.”
Sen. Miles died on March 29, 2017, and her funeral will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017. She represented the 43rd state Senate district from January 2005 until January 2007. During her time in the Georgia General Assembly, she sponsored and cosponsored 71 pieces of legislation. Before her tenure as a state Senator, Sen. Miles enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a journalist at 11 Alive News.
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For Immediate Release:
April 7, 2017
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