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New York City Hall shooting
NYP2003072304 - NEW YORK, JULY 23 (UPI) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) confers with City Council Speaker Gifford Miller (left) and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (right) outside City Hall after the July 23, 2003 shooting within City Hall's Council chambers which left Councilman James Davis and his attacker dead. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Alan Gifford Miller (born November 6, 1969) is the former Speaker of the New York City Council, where he represented Council District 5. Barred from seeking reelection due to term limits, the Democrat ran in the Democratic primary for the opportunity to run against incumbent Republican Mayor, multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg in November 2005.

Miller grew up in New York City, with mother Lynden, a landscape designer and father Leigh Miller, who was a political appointee to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Miller attended St. Bernard's School, a day school for young boys. He later graduated from Princeton University with a degree in political science. Miller attended Fordham University Law School leaving before completing his degree in 2000 to focus on his successful race for the New York City Council Speaker. A lifelong Upper East Sider, he lives on East 82nd Street with his wife since 1999, Pamela Addison, and their two sons, Marshall and Addison Leigh. According to the New York Times, Miller also sings, plays basketball and has "eclectic tastes in music".

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