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Miller is winner in Dem primary

I. Daneek Miller, flanked by his father James and mother Ethel, declares victory on Primary Day.
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I. Daneek Miller came out as the clear Democratic Party nominee to succeed term-limited City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) when the city Board of Elections certified the election results Saturday, more than three weeks after the primary contest.

Miller, Comrie’s hand-picked successor, maintained the 24.35 percent of the votes he had when he claimed victory at his St. Albans campaign headquarters on primary night.

In the preliminary count, Clyde Vanel had garnered 21.79 percent of the total and said he would wait until all the ballots were totaled, but when all was said and done his share dencreased to 21.53 percent.

Sondra Peeden earned the fewest votes, just under 4 percent. She is also running on the Independence Party line and will face off against Miller in the Nov. 5 general election.

Joan Flowers came in at third place with 21.17 percent of votes, while Manuel Caughman drew 17.72 percent and Greg Mays captured 11.28 percent.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at rbockmann@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4574.

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Joe Morett from Jamaica says:
Great, Leroy Comrie's handpicked boy wins the City Council Seat in District 27. I will certainly give Miller the benefit of the doubt, but I hope he does more than Leroy Comrie's 12 years of service, which has not proved to be fruitful at all. Twelve years later, Jamaica is a mess, garbage all over the sidewalk and streets, homeless shelters galore, bad zoning which caused the destruction of nice 1-2 family homes, garbage strewn vacant lots, crime, very little businesses of quality and just talk of development, but not much too show.

We will be in touch Mr. Miller come January! All eyes will be on you.
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Oct. 3, 2013, 6:26 am
Keen Political Observer from Jamaica says:
So glad to hear you mention giving Mr. Miller the benefit of the doubt, Mr. Moretti. I wasn't a supporter of his (or of Clyde Vanel's for that matter), but I'm sure we agree Miller's win was better than a win by Manuel Caughman/Archie Spigner/Jobs for New York, which would have been utterly disastrous. Hope you're able to forge a good working relationship with him, and that he does well for the 27th Council District.
Oct. 10, 2013, 3:16 pm

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