Nathan Miller

Miller resigned from his job with state Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey last month.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Sept. 7, 2016
Updated:   Sept. 8, 2016 – 6:27 a.m.

Nathan Miller has a new job.

The Riverside County Community College District trustee, who sent two tweets featuring a noose-holding hangman and the words “I’m Ready for Hillary,” has agreed to become campaign manager for Riverside County supervisor candidate Shellie Milne, who confirmed his hiring Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7.

On his Facebook page, Miller, who serves on the county Republican Party central committee, wrote he was “more than excited” to work for the Milne campaign and took aim at Supervisor Chuck Washington, Milne’s opponent in November.

“A short while ago we lost great conservative Supervisor Jeff Stone taking the right for freedom to the Senate and Sacramento cauldron,” Miller wrote. “Immediately Governor Jerry Brown showed a consistent and utter lack of respect for our region’s values by appointing Liberal Democrat Chuck Washington to fill a vacancy in the most Conservative Supervisorial District in California.”

“ … Its (sic) time to end power driven cronyism, and an out of touch liberal progressive ideology attempting to infiltrate our communities, built on the principles of Fiscal Responsibility, Family Values, 2nd Amendment Rights and Private Property protections.”

Miller resigned from his job with state Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey last month, a day after tweeting the hangman picture from the county GOP’s official Twitter account. The tweets drew outrage from Democrats and others who considered the images a threat against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

He has since apologized for his actions. But students and faculty in the community college district have called on Miller to resign from his elected seat. He is up for re-election in November.

In a phone interview, Milne, a Hemet councilwoman, said Miller started working for her after Labor Day. She said she’s been friends with Miller for years and is proud to have him by her side.

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