Senate Dem. leader Mark Miller stepping down from leadership role

CREATED Nov 7, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov 7, 2012

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MADISON- As Wisconsin Senate Republicans figure out their new leaders -- as they regained control of the state Senate Tuesday night -- Wisconsin Senate Democrats will have to find a new leader.

Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader Mark Miller announced Wednesday he is stepping down from his position at the end of legislative session

"The last two years have been historic.  I am honored to have served as the Senate Democratic Leader through this important time in history," said Miller in a statement.

"I want to thank my colleagues and staff for their tremendous effort and commitment to Wisconsin.  I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in the upcoming session," said Miller.

Miller served as Senate Democrats' leader when they fled the state in 2011 to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law that strip most public workers of nearly all their union rights.  He helped Democrats seize the Senate majority last June in recall elections stemming from the union law fight.