Miller wins race for Comrie’s Council seat

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Democratic Council nominee I. Daneek Miller waves to passerbys in St. Albans. Photo by Christina Santucci
Independence Party nominee Sondra Peeden campaigns outside PS 36 in St. Albans. Photo by Christina Santucci
Democratic nominee I. Daneek Miller campaigns in St. Albans. Photo by Christina Santucci
Independence Party Council candidate Sondra Peeden chats with voters outside PS 36 in St. Albans. Photo by Christina Santucci
Councilman Leroy Comrie (l.) joins candidate I. Daneek Miller on Election Day. Photo by Christina Santucci
I. Daneek Miller (c.) greets voter Rev. John Doherty. Photo by Christina Santucci

Democrat I. Daneek Miller won his race for southeast Queens’ District 27 City Council seat Tuesday with a victory over Sondra Peeden, who continued her campaign on the Independence Party line after coming in dead last in the Democratic Party primary.

Miller, a transit union leader who was handpicked by term-limited Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) as his successor, garnered 96.5 percent of Tuesday’s vote with 46 percent of precincts reporting, according to preliminary numbers from the Associated Press.

Peeden, a partner at a managing consultant firm who spent 20 years working in the offices of Council members Juanita Watkins, Thomas White, Jr., David Weprin and Ruben Wills, pulled in 3.5 percent of the votes, according to the AP.

The race was something of a rematch from September’s Democratic primary when the two came out on opposite ends of the results.

Miller ended up with just over 24 percent of votes to earn the party line, while Peeden came in at the bottom of a crowded field with just under 4 percent.

The district covers St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Hollis and Jamaica.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4574.

Updated 12:17 am, November 6, 2013
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Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
You Jamaica residents are total idiots. You elected Leroy Comrie for 3 terms and Jamaica has been a mess and getting worse during that time. So what do you all do, you elected an individual, I. Daneek Miller, whom, Councilman Comrie handpicked.

No wonder Jamaica is the way it is.

Let's see what Miller actually does in the next 4 years and let's see if we still have the major garbage problem that we had in Comrie's entire time in office.

You folks are really "the flock". You all drank the kool-aid of Comrie and Reverend Floyd Flake and listened to their BS.

Good work fools.
Nov. 6, 2013, 6:14 am
susan from queens says:
Yes, Joe, you have it right! You are talking to the same idiots who also voted Dumb blasio as mayor!
Nov. 6, 2013, 12:55 pm
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
Don't agree with you "Susan from Queens" about de blasio. After 12 years of Bloomberg, this city needed a change.
Nov. 15, 2013, 6:10 am

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