Miller named district attorney for Pittsburg, Haskell counties

Tuesday, January 29th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Gov. Frank Keating appointed McAlester attorney Jim B. Miller Tuesday to serve as district attorney for Pittsburg and Haskell counties.

Miller, 42, replaces former prosecutor Kalyn Free, who resigned earlier this month to run for Congress.

``He brings an impressive record of legal service to the office and will be an excellent prosecutor,'' Keating said. ``His expertise includes criminal law and a very good working knowledge of the legal system.''

Miller has been in private practice in McAlester since 1991. Before that he worked for a law firm as an associate.

Miller received a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Oklahoma in 1982 and a law degree from Oklahoma City University in 1989.

Miller, a Republican, is a board member of the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Association and has served as a reserve deputy sheriff and volunteer firefighter.