Michael G. Miller

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Michael G. "Mike" Miller
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Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 38th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 2009
Preceded by Anthony Seminerio
Personal details
Born 1960/1961 (age 52–53)[1]
Brooklyn, New York[2]
Political party Democratic
Residence Glendale, Queens[3]
Occupation Politician
Committees Aging, Banks, Labor, Racing and Wagering, Veterans' Affairs
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Official website

Michael G. "Mike" Miller (born c. 1960)[1] is an American politician and a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 38th Assembly District, which includes the Queens neighborhoods of Woodhaven, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Glendale.[3]

He has lived in Glendale for 40 years. Miller is a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School and attended Queens College and the CUNA Management School at the University of Georgia. He was branch manager of the Tiger Federal Credit Union. He also served as member of Queens Community Board 5.[3]

Miller has been a member of the New York State Assembly since 2009, when he won a special election[3] held after the resignation of former Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio.[1] Miller won the subsequent 2010 general election with 69 percent of the vote.[4][5]

Early life and career[edit]

Miller was born to an Italian mother and German father, both first generation immigrants.

New York State Assembly[edit]

Same sex marriage[edit]

On December 2, 2009, Miller sided with the conservative minority, by voting against a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.[6] Miller voted against a similar bill that became the Marriage Equality Act in 2011.[7]

Controversy[edit]

Appointment[edit]

In New York, candidates for special election are nominated by the party's county executive's selection. Miller's party nomination was met with a lawsuit filed by fellow Democrats.[8] His nomination was seen by some as a back room deal.[9][10] Al Baldeo, who claims he was promised the nomination by Congressman Gregory Meeks, State Senators John Sampson and Malcolm Smith, argued that the selection process was undemocratic.[8] Farouk Samaroo argued that the selection process was to prevent an Indian-American on the ballot.[8]

Disclosure[edit]

The New York Daily News reported that Miller was among the Assemblymen that refuse to disclose his outside income.[11] This came 14 weeks after the state legislature publicly supported and approved a bill requiring them to disclose their outside income.[12] The bill that was vetoed by Governor David Paterson.

Election results[edit]

Michael G. Miller (DEM – IND – CON) ... 2,792
Donna Marie Caltabiano (REP) ... 1,458
  • November 2010 general election, NYS Assembly, 38th AD[14]
Michael G. Miller (DEM – IND – WOR) ... 9,204
Donna Marie Caltabiano (REP – CON) ... 4,010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fogarty, Lisa (July 30, 2009). "Assembly a full-time job for Mike Miller". Queens Chronicle. Retrieved March 23, 2011. "48-year-old" 
  2. ^ "State Assembly: Michael Miller (D-W-I), District 38". Capitol Info. Archived from the original on February 2, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Assembly District 38, Michael Miller: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010. 
  5. ^ "Assembly Election Returns: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2010. 
  6. ^ "A40003 Vote Tally". New York State Assembly. December 2, 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Gay marriage one step closer in NY". Queens Courier. June 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Katz, Celeste (August 16, 2010). "The Daily Politics blog". New York Daily News. [dead link]
  9. ^ Benjamin, Elizabeth (July 27, 2009). "Baldeo Makes A de Blasio Argument". New York Daily News. 
  10. ^ Jacoby, Dan (August 14, 2009). "AD38 Special Election is On – Again". Daily Gotham. 
  11. ^ "New York State pols who won't reveal outside income". New York Daily News. May 25, 2010. 
  12. ^ Blain, Glenn; Gearty, Robert (May 25, 2010). "Sheldon Silver, Malcolm Smith among many New York City pols who won't reveal outside income". New York Daily News. 
  13. ^ "Special Election Results, 38th Assembly District: September 15, 2009" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. October 6, 2009. 
  14. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. 

External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Anthony Seminerio
New York State Assembly, 38th District
2009–present
Incumbent