Deputy Mayor Ginny Miller on Friday announced her bid for a seat on the County Commission. She's the first Democrat to announce she's running against incumbent commissioner Jack Mariano, a Republican.
Miller, a math teacher at Gulf Middle School, has served on the New Port Richey City Council for nine out of the past 10 years. Her council seat expires in April. Miller, 49, declined to comment specifically about Mariano but said she can bring "fresh eyes" to the difficult budget process that lies ahead for commissioners.
"It's time for me to step up for Pasco County," said Miller. "I'm familiar with the local and state issues at play right now."