Anna Miller out as councilor’s aide

It’s official: Anna Miller is out as Councilor David Madore’s personal assistant.

Miller tendered her resignation to Madore and Acting County Manager Mark McCauley more than a week go, McCauley confirmed for me.

I don’t know what’s next for Miller, nor am I sure what prompted her exit. Much like Madore, who paid her salary from his own pocket independently from county resources, Miller did not return a request for comment.

Miller’s role at Clark County has been unusual to say the least. Madore brought Miller on as his personal assistant in February of 2013, shortly after the Republican councilor was elected into office. Miller was his campaign manager during the 2012 county council campaign, and at the time of her hire had 15 years of volunteer history with the Clark County Republican Party, including a stint as its chair.

While on the CCRP’s executive board in 2012, she was one of the members who supported censuring former commissioner Marc Boldt, who will take office as the county council chair in January. Whether Boldt’s victory has anything to do with Miller’s resignation I have no idea, but I have to imagine that would have made things a little awkward in the county council offices.

But the policy remains in place allowing Clark County councilors to hire their own personal assistants. The Clark County commission in 2013, made of up Madore, Republican Tom Mielke and Democrat Steve Stuart, voted unanimously to allow that county policy. Whether Madore brings in a new aide remains to be seen.

Kaitlin Gillespie

Kaitlin Gillespie

I'm the education reporter at The Columbian. Get in touch at or 360-735-4517.

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