DES MOINES, Iowa – Attorney General Tom Miller announced at the Polk County Steak Fry on Saturday that he would run for re-election in 2022.
Miller, 77, was first elected as Attorney General of Iowa in 1978, defeating the Republican Richard Turner who defeated Miller in 1974. He served from 1979 to 1991 and ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 1990, losing the Democratic Primary.
Miller won his 4th term for Attorney General in 1994 and has served in that office since, currently serving his 10th term. He is the nation’s longest-serving Attorney General and has won re-election by at least ten points in every election since being elected to office.
A Dubuque native, Miller graduated from Wahlert High School in 1962 and Loras College in 1966 and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1969.
“I’m enthused to do this again if the voters give me a chance, and I’m indebted to the voters of Iowa,” he said during the event.
The Republican Party of Iowa called Miller an “entrenched Democrat.”
“Tom Miller is the most entrenched Democrat in Iowa. Voters are fed up with Democrat politicians being in lock step with their party establishment. Iowa needs an Attorney General that will stand up to the Biden Administration when the federal government oversteps,” Iowa GOP spokesman Kollin Crompton said in a released statement.
Republicans did not nominate a challenger to oppose Miller in 2018.