Key Endorsements: Gifford Miller by Gotham Gazette Staff, Sep 05, 2005 Twitter The following is a list of endorsements for A. Gifford Miller for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City from newspapers, civic groups, unions and other labor organizations and politicians. It was culled largely from his Web site and also from newspaper accounts and Internet searches. This is not intended to be comprehensive. It is also a work in progress. If you know of any additional endorsements, please email us at Newspapers Politicians Civic Groups Unions NEWSPAPERS Jewish Press NY Observer CIVIC GROUPS Democracy for America (liberal group formed out of the Dean campaign) Democracy for NYC (the local affiliate; has endorsed in several races) Empire State Pride Agenda The state's largest lesbian, gay. Bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. The group's executive director Alan Van Capelle said, Never in the history of New York have we had a Speaker as supportive as Gifford Miller. The number of LGBT bills and issues coming before the City Council during his tenure is unprecedented." Tenants Political Action Committee UNIONS AND OTHER LABOR GROUPS City Traffic Agents (Communications Workers Union Local 1182) Former City Employees (District Council 37 Retirees Association) Supermarket and food-store workers (United Food and Commercial Workers 342 United Food and Commercial Works 1500) Teamsters Local 237 Represents 24,000 public employees in New York City, including public school safety agents and public housing employees United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Region 9A Diverse union representing, among other, college teachers, hospital workers and people providing legal services POLITICIANS Former Council Speaker Peter Vallone "He's the only one who has the experience in City Hall to run City Hall. When you're the speaker, you're in the foxhole, literally. The question is, who's best to run the war? I don't see how you could get any better than the field commander." Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Representative GaryAckerman Representative Carolyn Maloney Miller began his political career as an aide to Maloney. Former Representative Thomas Manton State Senator Martin Malave Dilan State Senator Thomas Duane State Senator Liz Krueger State Senator George Onorato State Senator Diane Savino State Senator Eric Schneiderman State Senator Ada Smith State Senator TobyStavisky State Assemblymember PeterJ. Abbate Jr. State Assemblymember William Boyland Jr. State Assemblymember Ann MargaretCarrozza State Assemblymember Adele Cohen State Assemblymember Vivian Cook State Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz State Assemblymember Michael Ginaris State Assemblymember A. Pete Grannis State Assemblymember Andy Hevesi State Assemblymember Rhoda Jacobs State Assemblymember Joseph Lentol State Assemblymember Vito Lopez State Assemblymember Margaret Markey State Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn State Assemblymember Joan Millman State Assemblymember Clarence Norman State Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell State Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer State Assemblymember William Scarborough State Assemblymember Frank Seddio State Assemblymember Anthony Seminario State Assemblymember Mark Weprin City Councilmember Joseph Addabbo City Councilmember Tracy Boyland City Councilmember Gale Brewer City Councilmember Erik Martin Dilan City Councilmember Leroy Comrie City Councilmember Vincent Gentile City Councilmember James Gennaro City Councilmember Eric Gioia City Councilmember Melinda Katz City Councilmember G. Oliver Koppell City Councilmember John Liu City Councilmember Michael McMahon City Councilmember Michael Nelson City Councilmember Christine Quinn City Councilmember Dominic Recchia City Councilmember Diana Reyna City Councilmember Philip Reed City Councilmember LarrySeabrook City Councilmember Helen Sears City Councilmember Kendall Stewart City Councilmember DavidWeprin City Councilmember PeterVallone Jr. City Councilmember AlbertVann City Councilmember David Yassky Â Tweet Editor's Choice Everything Dot NYC Council 2.0: Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.