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Judge Miller to retire from Putnam County Court

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The Judicial Update

October 5, 2011

Florida: Judge Peter T. Miller has announced that he will not seek re-election when his term expires in January of 2013. After considering his age and the mandatory retirement age of seventy in the state, Miller expressed a disinclination to run to serve essentially a two-year term.[1]

By choosing to retire, Miller has left an open seat on the Putnam County Court in the 2012 election. Already Michael Woodward, an attorney in the county, has filed to run for the seat. About his potential predecessor, Woodward said, "Judge Miller is a genius at what he does. I have more admiration for that man than I can possibly express - the way he has done that job is a important part of what holds Putnam County together."[1]

Perhaps no greater compliment can be paid to a judge that has been serving on the same court for almost twenty-seven years. Miller was elected to the court in 1984 and has never drawn in opponent in a re-election campaign.[1]