2016-04-27 / Front Page

Senator Stavisky Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, the first woman from Queens County elected to the State Senate, announced her bid for re-election to the District 16 Senate seat. To her left is Congresswoman Grace Meng.State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, the first woman from Queens County elected to the State Senate, announced her bid for re-election to the District 16 Senate seat. To her left is Congresswoman Grace Meng.State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, the first woman from Queens County elected to the State Senate, announced her bid for re-election to the District 16 Senate seat.

“The people standing here today with me are why I seek re-election,” State Senator Toby Stavisky said. “Their support and partnership through the years means a lot to me and is my motivation. Being an elected official is a full-time job and I am proud to say I treat it as such. We have accomplished a lot, but we still have a long way to go. Comprehensive ethics reform is long overdue, the DREAM Act remains in limbo and the American Dream remains out of reach for too many. I stand here today, ready to continue representing the people of this district, but I cannot do it alone. We are a team and together, we can make this City and State an even better place to live.”

Throughout her 16 years in the State Senate, Toby Stavisky has advocated for more funding for the city and state public universities and a chance for all – including new Americans – to have access to higher education.

“Toby Stavisky has been an outstanding elected official and I am proud to endorse her candidacy for re-election. Toby Stavisky has fought tirelessly for her constituents and the borough of Queens, and she will continue to do so in the New York State Senate. She worked with me on the effort to create the new school holiday for Lunar New Year, and we've partnered on so many other issues that have improved the lives of Queens residents. She must be returned to Albany in order for her to continue the great work she has done. Queens is well represented by Senator Stavisky in Albany and I look forward to continuing to work with her for many more years to come," Congresswoman Grace Meng said.

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky was first elected to the State Senate in November 1999 and was most recently reelected in 2014. Senator Stavisky was the first woman from Queens County elected to the State Senate in New York history and was the first woman to Chair the Senate Committee on Higher Education.


Return to top

Copyright 1999-2018 The Service Advertising Group, Inc. All rights reserved.