Sunday, August 15, 2010

Endorsement: State Senator Joe Addabbo, City Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Community Leaders Endorse Assemblyman Mike Miller...

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Community, Civic and Political Leaders Throw Support Behind Miller

As Assemblyman Mike Miller’s candidacy for re-election to the State Assembly continues to gain momentum, the campaign is proud to announce a slew of endorsements from prominent elected officials, civic and community leaders including State Senator Joe Addabbo and City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley.
I am proud to have the support of these local Democratic elected officials and civic activists from every corner of our community. This support shows that the momentum is on our side,” stated Assemblyman Miller. “The leaders and the residents of the 38th Assembly district have put their trust in me, and I am honored by that.”

State Senator Joe Addabbo noted, “In the Assembly, Mike Miller has been a champion for Queens families. As my colleague in government, I know firsthand just how dedicated Mike is to improving the lives of the residents in his district. Mike’s determination in tackling the issues is a testament to his courage and hard work. Whether it is protecting our children from sexual predators, working to increase the availability of affordable housing, or fighting to expand access to quality health-care, Mike has been the hardworking leader Queens families deserve. For the residents of the 38th Assembly District, there is no better choice for the State Assembly than Mike Miller.”

Since his time in the Assembly, Mike Miller has been one of our community’s strongest voices for better schools, more affordable housing, improved public safety, and creating jobs right here in Queens,” stated Council Member Elizabeth Crowley. “Mike has the depth of experience and the fresh ideas we need, and I am proud to endorse Mike Miller for the State Assembly.”

The list of latest endorsements also includes Frank Kotnik, Male District Leader Part A, and former President of the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol; Eleanor Errante, Female District Leader, Part B; Bob Monahan, President of the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council; Maria Thompson, President of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation; Andrew Baumann, President of Community Education Council 27; Albert Baldeo, candidate for Democratic District Leader, and President of the United Community Alliance; Vincent Arcuri of the Queens Conservative Party; and Ann Maggio, President of Citizens for a Greater Ridgewood.*

Elected to the New York State Assembly in 2009, Mike Miller has been serving his community for more than 20 years. As a resident of the 38th Assembly District for nearly his entire life, Miller is a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Queens College and the University of Georgia CUNA Management School. His record includes expanding emergency services, improving public safety and strengthening our local schools. As a Board Member of Community Board 5, he advocated for more affordable housing, expansion of services for seniors and additional after-school programs for children. As the Capital Campaign Director for the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, Miller helped increase the organization’s operating budget to more than $5 million. Miller has been recognized for his anti-graffiti efforts, as well as his commitment to supporting adults with mental disabilities in founding the Forest Park Aktion Club.

The 38th Assembly District includes the Queens neighborhoods of Glendale, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, and Woodhaven.