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Steen Miles is a candidate for the U.S. Senate for the State of Georgia. She is a former state Senator, having served the 43 District of DeKalb and Rockdale Counties. She was a candidate for Lt. Governor in 2006. Senator Miles is a retired broadcast news journalist and most recently wrote an award winning opinion column for the Champion Newspaper, DeKalb County’s legal organ. For 15 years Steen was the managing editor at 11Alive News and also served as a long-time reporter/anchor before retiring in 1999 ending a 30 year broadcast journalism career.
Steen Miles is the recipient of three Emmys and numerous other journalism awards. Steen has twice been among a select group of national journalists invited to the White House during the Carter and first Bush administrations. She was also selected to witness former South African President Nelson Mandela receive the Congressional Gold Medal. Most recently she received an Outstanding Citizen Citation from 5 District Congressman Hank Johnson. Also this year she was nominated and graduated from the prestigious FBI Citizen’s Academy. She is also a former board member (PR chair) and graduate of Leadership DeKalb (2002), The Atlanta Regional Leadership Institute and the Georgia Legislative Institute.
Senator Miles is an associate minister at the Greenforest Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia and an International Ambassador for Peace. She has spoken to audiences all over the United States, the Caribbean, South Korea and the Holy Land. The Senator is the mother of two adult daughters and two grandchildren. She attended Ball State and Georgia State Universities. A published author, her first book, a childhood memoir entitled Teenie: Newslady in Training is available through most major bookstores and Amazon.com.
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