• Former state Sen. Steen Miles has died at age 70


    ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has learned former state Sen. Steen Miles has died.

    Miles, the daughter of a pastor, came to Atlanta in 1984 as a journalist.

    In 2001, Miles was hired as chief media relations officer for MARTA, and served as the transit system’s spokeswoman.

    In 2003, she hosted the talk show “Faith in the City Forum,” a discussion of current events and public policy from diverse faith perspectives.

    In 2005, Miles threw her hat into the political ring and was elected as state senator for Georgia’s 43rd District.

    “While in the Senate, she wrote and/or co-sponsored 71 pieces of legislation and resolutions. Miles ran for lieutenant governor of Georgia in 2006, and in 2008, became a contributing columnist to The Champion Newspaper. She was a candidate in the 2014 elections for U.S. Senate,” according to her biography on The History Makers website.

    Miles lived in Decatur and is survived by two daughters, Kellie and Heather, as well as two grandchildren, William and Kellea. 

    Information for this article from The History Makers. 

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