2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 27th City Council District

I. Daneek Miller
Democratic, Working Families

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: President of Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local No. 1056, which represents drivers and mechanics who work for MTA New York City Transit's Queens Bus Division

Previous Occupation(s): ATU 1056 Political Action Chair and Recording Secretary, MTA bus driver

Education: Cornell University's School of Labor Relations, the CUNY Transportation Research Institute at City College and the National Labor College

Organizational Affiliations: Southern Queens Parks Association, where he has worked to improve our parks and to provide educational and social opportunities to our youth and young adults; co-founder, Brothers Unlimited that assists families in need; mentor with Life Camp and United Black Men of Queens; The NYC Middle School Baseball League, which serves hundreds of youths across the city and has nearly doubled in size in the past two years; Guy R. Brewer and United for Progress Democratic Clubs; Executive Council, Working Families Party NYC Chapter

Prior Public Experience: Co-chair, MTA Labor Coalition representing 29 unions and more than 60,000 workers

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 27 you would address if elected?

As a product of public schools and as a parent whose children attended NYC public schools, Daneek wants to improve public education and empower teachers with the resources and tools needed to educate our children and grandchildren.


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

Daneek will fight to make NYC a more equitable place to live - where all families enjoy quality public schools, access to good paying jobs and elected officials accountable to everyday people, not wealthy donors, and improved access to transportation which is key to accessing good job opportunities, education and medical care.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

Daneek's lifetime fighting for Southeast Queens families, experience and record as a labor leader and coalition builder delivering benefits and services to working people make him well-qualified to represent Southeast Queens in the City Council. He restored bus service, including the Q27 and Q42, to make it easier for residents to reach work, school, medical appointments and other activities, the first ever child-care program for municipal workers anywhere in the US and protecting riders and transit workers from assaults.


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Party Key
  • D = Democratic
  • I = Independence
  • WF = Working Families