Angie Miller to run for Patrick Boyle's vacant 2nd District City Council Seat

By KBJR News 1

January 27, 2014 Updated Jan 27, 2014 at 6:19 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- Angie Miller, the wife of late St Louis County Commissioner Steve O Neill, will be making a run for Patrick Boyle's vacant Duluth city council seat.

Angie Miller recently spent four months filling the vacant county commissioner seat left by the death of her husband, Steve O'Neill.

She decided early on to not run for that seat on a permanent basis and helped encourage Patrick Boyle to make a bid for the seat.

When Boyle won the county commissioner seat, Miller realized she did not want to be done with serving the public quite yet and decided to throw her hat into the ring for Boyle's second district city council seat.

Miller is currently the director of Community Action Duluth and says the City Council seat would allow her to maintain that position.

She says she would bring a lot of relevant experience to issues in Duluth such as poverty and the housing crisis.

The decision for her to run for City Council came from her experience on the county board, and her belief that she still has something to contribute to public service in a new way.

"I've had a lifetime of public service in the non profit sector, as a foster parent, starting loaves and fishes, the hospitality community, but now I think that there might be a new way for me to get involved in public service through the City Council," said Miller.

Steve O'Neil and Miller began their community activism in Duluth 25 years ago when they opened their home to the poor.

The council is taking applications until Friday at 4:30.

They will then hold a special city council meeting on February 10 at which they will appoint someone to fill the seat for the next two years.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@Kbjr.com