Sunday, August 15, 2010

Endorsement: Uniformed Fire Officers Association Endorses Assemblyman Mike Miller

UFAO Praises Miller’s Support of First Responders

As the Primary Election season gets underway, Assemblyman Mike Miller of the 38th Assembly District in Queens has received the endorsement of New York’s prominent Uniformed Fire Officers Association.

The UFOA represents more than 2,500 Lieutenants, Captains, Battalion Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Supervising Fire Marshals and Medical Officers of the New York City Fire Department.

In Assemblyman Miller, we have a dedicated partner who will stand with us to protect New Yorkers and ensure that our first responders have the resources they need to keep our families safe,” noted Alexander Hagan, President of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association. “Assemblyman Miller has been with us on the front lines, fighting to keep our local firehouses open so that Queens families have the protection they deserve. The UFOA is proud to stand with 
Mike Miller in his bid for re-election to the State Assembly.”

Assemblyman Miller stated, “I am incredibly honored to have the support of the leaders of New York’s bravest. My record in the Assembly shows that I am dedicated to protecting the safety of the families in our community, and there is no better way to do that than to ensure that our local firehouses have the funding and resources needed to get the job done.”

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.