Second Circuit Solicitor David Miller is one step closer to becoming a judge in South Carolina after the Judicial Merit Selection Commission decided on November 8, 2023 that he is qualified to sit on the bench.
Two months after that determination and just one month before the general assembly votes to decide if Miller should be appointed to the bench, the JMSC released transcripts, videos and exhibits to the public.
As a reminder, David Miller was able to get thrice-accused rapist Bowen Turner a sweetheart deal with no jail time after one of his alleged victims was unable to testify due to her death. Turner was represented by Sen. Hutto.
As one of two states that allows lawmakers to choose its judges, we need the JMSC to understand why it is important to not only the South Carolina judicial system but also to the victims in South Carolina, that David Miller is not appointed to the bench.
We have asked before and we are asking again – we need your voice to help prevent David Miller from becoming a judge in South Carolina.
South Carolina residents lawmakers are more likely to listen to residents in their district. Find your SC legislator here.
The public has ONE week to call, leave voicemails and email South Carolina representatives and senators sharing why they believe Miller should not be appointed.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an SC resident or not, you can voice your concerns about David Miller before he is elected to the bench.
Remember, our goal is to be pesky but civil and stick to the facts.
Here is a sample email you can use:
I am writing in regards to David Miller becoming a judge.
I wish to express my concern with him advancing in the process to be elected as a judge due to how he handled representing Bowen Turner. Every victim deserves a shot at justice and that was robbed from Dallas, Chloe and any other victim of Bowen. We encourage you to do the right thing and examine what kind of reputation David Miller would bring to the SC judicial system.
If you feel you can’t do that, please explain to the public your reasoning for electing him to the bench. You owe us that.
You have the power to elect honest, hardworking and honorable judges. We need you to care and we need you to do something.
(signed)*You can also use this language if you wish to call and leave a voicemail.
Senator Michael W. Gambrell – District 4
Senator Karl B. Allen – District 7
Senator Josh Kimbrell – District 11
Senator Wes Climer – District 15
Senator Tameika Isaac Devine – District 19
Senator Mia S. McLeod – District 22
Senator Katrina Frye Shealy – District 23
Senator Tom Young Jr. – District 24
Senator Penry Gustafson – District 27
Senator Ronnie A. Sabb – District 32
Senator Brad Hutto – District 40
Senator Sandy Senn – District 41
Senator Deon T. Tedder – District 42
Senator Margie Bright Matthews – District 45
Senator Tom Davis – District 46
Representative Annie E. McDaniel – District 41
Representative Heath Sessions – District 46
Representative Seth Rose – District 72
Representative Chris Hart – District 73
Representative Todd Rutherford – District 74
Representative Heather Bauer – District 75
Representative Kambrell H. Garvin – District 77
Representative Beth E. Bernstein – District 78
Representative Ivory Torrey Thigpen – District 79
Representative William “Bill” Clyburn – District 82
Representative Melissa Lackey Oremus – District 84
Representative John Gregory “Jay” Kilmartin – District 85
Representative Micah Caskey – District 89
Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter – District 95
Representative Robby Robbins – District 97
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Mandy Matney is an award-winning journalist from Kansas who has worked for newspapers in Missouri, Illinois, and South Carolina and now lives on Hilton Head Island where she pursues mission-based investigative journalism.
Mandy is Co-Founder of Luna Shark Media, Host of Murdaugh Murders Podcast – now True Sunlight Podcast – and Cup of Justice Podcast.
Mandy is a KU grad with deep roots in the Sunflower State, but currently lives on Hilton Head Island with her husband David and pups Luna and Joe Pesky where she enjoys beach life.