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 by Leroy Comrie
Personal details
Born (1960-11-06) November 6, 1960 (age 56)
Brooklyn, New York
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Cornell University ILR School
Website Official 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] Daneek 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.[3] Miller is currently the only Muslim on the Council.[4]

He chairs the City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor. Miller is 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.[5]

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".[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

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%


  1. ^ Meet the City Council’s New Members: Daneek Miller http://www.cityandstateny.com/meet-the-city-councils-new-members-daneek-miller/
  2. ^ Official NYC Council Biography http://council.nyc.gov/d27/html/members/home.shtml
  3. ^ Official NYC Council Biography http://council.nyc.gov/d27/html/members/home.shtml
  4. ^ Template:Url=http://council.nyc.gov/district-27/
  5. ^ Barkan, Ross (March 27, 2014). "City Council Chooses Members of New Policy Working Group". New York Observer. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Two Council Members among 41 arrested at CUNY protest". New York Post. 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Mayor signs Miller's dollar van legislation". Queens Chronicle. 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 
  8. ^ "Mayor signs Miller's dollar van legislation". Queens Chronicle. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 

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