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Clark County Commissioner Ross Miller will not seek re-election in 2024

Commission District C will be left open during a time of escalating economic growth and a housing crunch.
Naoka Foreman
Naoka Foreman
Election 2024Local Government

With a year left in his first term, Clark County Commissioner Ross Miller says he is not seeking re-election in 2024 because he wants to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

Miller, a Democrat, beat Republican Stavros Anthony by just 10 votes during the 2020 general election to win the seat representing District C, which includes the northwestern neighborhoods of the Las Vegas Valley. A recount sought by Anthony, who is now lieutenant governor, widened Miller’s margin to 30 votes. 

“There's certainly no shortage of issues that come across your desk as county commissioner,” Miller said in an interview with The Nevada Independent on Tuesday. “I enjoyed it … But I’ll step aside to let somebody else take on what really turns out to be more than a full-time job.”

Miller is a former Clark County deputy district attorney and was ​Nevada secretary of state from 2006 to 2014; he became the youngest person to hold the position at age 30. 

He’s also the son of former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller. In 2014, he lost a close race for attorney general to Republican Adam Laxalt.

Miller said he believes that Las Vegas is en route to becoming an international city on par with well-established metropolises such as Detroit and Chicago. 

That means more people moving in while the region faces a water crisis and housing crunch. Miller said leaders have to be cautious while moving the city forward and should ensure they can diversify the economy as well as improve education, expand job opportunities and “try to redevelop the community.”

“I think anybody that lives here is excited, proud to be in Las Vegas because of the emergence of [Formula One] and the Super Bowl,” he said. “Vegas is a very hot place to live right now.”

He said while holding the role, he’s been “fortunate” to weigh in on plans “during an exciting time for Las Vegas when we're in our adolescence as a city” —  making decisions about regional issues such as economic development, land scarcity, water insecurity and Yucca Mountain. 

“We're not babies anymore,” he said. “We’re having to deal with real issues … So we're going to make tough decisions about who we want to become and how we're gonna get there.”


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