Daneek Miller

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Daneek Miller
Member of the New York City Council from the 27th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded byLeroy Comrie
Personal details
Born (1960-11-06) November 6, 1960 (age 59)
Brooklyn, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materCornell University ILR School
WebsiteOfficial website

I. Daneek Miller (born November 6, 1960) is the Council Member for the 27th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat.

The district includes Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Laurelton, Queens Village, Springfield Gardens and St. Albans in Queens.

Life and career[edit]

A lifelong resident of New York City, Miller previously co-chaired the MTA Labor Coalition, which represents 29 unions and more than 60,000 workers, and President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local No. 1056, representing drivers and mechanics who work for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Queens Bus Division.[1] Miller led his union’s successful effort to secure fair wages, improve working conditions and better benefits for its members and safety reforms for the riding public.[2]

New York City Council[edit]

Miller was elected in the 2013 New York City Council elections, securing the Democratic nomination from a crowded field of six candidates and then winning the general election with 96.9% of the vote.[2] Miller is currently the only Muslim on the Council.[3]

After his first election, he was appointed chair of the City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor. Miller also became a member of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus and the Progressive Caucus. In March 2014 Miller was named to the Council's new Policy Working Group.[4] In 2016, Miller was arrested with Council Member Inez Barron and 41 others during a union protest outside Governor Cuomo's Midtown office demanding a state budget that includes "adequate funding for CUNY and a fair contract for its Professional Staff Congress".[5] In 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed two measures introduced by Miller aimed at reining in so-called dollar vans that are either unlicensed or break city laws while operating legally.[6] In partnership with Council Member Donovan Richards, Miller also helped bring $426 million in capital investments to expand access to the New York City sewer system over several years starting in 2014.[7] Miller has been a vocal opponent of the Governor's proposed congestion pricing in New York City, even writing an Op-Ed condemning the idea wholeheartedly.[8] Following Hurricane Maria, Miller joined his NYC Council colleagues to Puerto Rico to survey the damage caused by the hurricane.[9]

In 2017, Miller was re-elected to the New York City Council over his Democratic Primary challenger Anthony Rivers and Sondra Peeden.[10][11] After his re-election, he was continued to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor. Miller was appointed to several other new committees under the new Speakership of Council Member Corey Johnson.[12]

Election history
Location Year Election Results
NYC Council
District 27
2013 Democratic Primary √ Daneek Miller 24.35%
Clyde Vanel 21.53%
Joan Flowers 21.18%
Manuel Caughman 17.72%
Gregory Mays 11.28%
Sondra H. Peeden 3.94%
NYC Council
District 27
2013 General √ Daneek Miller (D) 96.71%
Sondra H. Peeden (I) 3.15%
NYC Council
District 27
2017 Democratic Primary √ Daneek Miller 77.95%
Anthony Rivers 21.43%
Write-Ins 0.06%
NYC Council
District 27
2017 General √ Daneek Miller (D) 94.85%
Rupert Green (R) 3.23%
Frank Francois (G) 1.80%
Write-Ins 0.13%


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-12. Retrieved 2014-01-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "District 27". I. Daneek Miller. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  3. ^ "District 27". I. Daneek Miller. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ Barkan, Ross (March 27, 2014). "City Council Chooses Members of New Policy Working Group". New York Observer. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Two Council Members among 41 arrested at CUNY protest". New York Post. 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  6. ^ "Mayor signs Miller's dollar van legislation". Queens Chronicle. 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  7. ^ "A $400M flood of relief for Southeast Queens". Queens Chronicle. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  8. ^ "Congestion pricing is taxation without representation". Crain's New York Business. 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  9. ^ "On the Ground in Puerto Rico". Queens Chronicle. 2017-11-30. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  10. ^ "Adrienne Adams Wins Democratic Primary in Tight Race to Replace Ruben Wills". DNA INfo. 2017-09-13. Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  11. ^ "Here's a recap of 2017 Queens general election". Queens Courier. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  12. ^ "Miller gets new term as chairman of Civil Service and Labor Committee". TimesLedger. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2018-02-02.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Leroy Comrie
New York City Council, 27th District