WASHINTON D.C. (WOWK) – The historic roots of West Virginia women don’t run deep on Capitol Hill, but after last year’s election, one more woman has been added to the roster.
“I’m just excited to be here – I’m so proud to be a part of the history“, says Congresswoman Carol Miller.
Congresswoman Miller is only the third West Virginia woman on Capitol Hill. She follows Maude Elizabeth Kee, who served from 1951-1964, and current Senator Shelley Moore Capito. Capito actually pinned Miller on the day she was sworn in.
“I had my daughters-in-law and my granddaughters there watching, and what a perfect example of a strong woman“, adds Miller, as she talks about that special moment.
Representative Miller is a strong woman herself. She holds job titles of mother, grandmother, business owner and farmer all on her resume, and now she can add that she is the only female republican in the freshman congressional class.
Though she has only been in Washington for a few months, she is already working on getting other republican women to Capitol Hill.