2018-08-01 / Front Page

Pheffer Amato Officially Announces Re-election Bid For NYS Assembly 23rd District

Stacey Pheffer Amato Announces Re-Election Bid For 23rd Assembly District. Stacey Pheffer Amato Announces Re-Election Bid For 23rd Assembly District. Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato today officially announced that she will be seeking re-election for her second term as 23rd Assembly District’s representative in Albany.

Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato announced that she will be seeking re-election for the 23rd Assembly District which includes the Rockaway Peninsula, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, and Broad Channel. Pheffer Amato was elected to her first term as Assemblywoman in 2016. Pheffer Amato has been endorsed by the Democratic, Independence, and Working Family parties.

“The past two years in office have truly been amazing. I pride myself on being an outspoken advocate for our hardworking families, children, seniors, and veterans of this community and will continue to fight every single day to ensure our government is more responsive, and provides the highest quality of service for our neighborhoods,” said Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato. “In Albany those efforts were recognized as I was appointed Chair of the Child Product Safety Subcommittee along with serving on several committees including Veterans’ Affairs, Governmental Employees, Racing & Wagering, Consumer Affairs, Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions. While we have accomplished so much in a short amount of time, I look forward to continuing my commitment to creating a stronger future for all of our neighborhoods.”

Pheffer Amato, who was born in Far Rockaway, has a longstanding commitment to community advocacy and involvement.  Prior to holding office, Pheffer Amato worked as an education paraprofessional for the NYC Department of Education and as a Procurement Specialist for the FDNY and the NYC Department of Sanitation. Pheffer Amato has been an active member of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association for over 15 years and serves on the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program-Rockaway West Committee, which is tasked with overseeing the state's storm recovery efforts.

During her first two years in office, Pheffer Amato was also selected to participate in the 2017 National Early Learning Fellowship with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Her work as a fellow continues to focus on school readiness, family support, literacy, STEM, and other facets of early childhood education. Legislatively, Pheffer Amato has had several successes. One of which being the first elected official to pass a bill in the Assembly that would eliminate the toll on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, the only intra-borough bridge in the State. Additionally, Pheffer Amato introduced a high priority bill that would expand coverage to give all 9/11 first responders access to unlimited sick leave- as the system stands today many first responders who helped on 9/11 and in the weeks and months that followed have access to unlimited sick leave. However, New York City EMT’s and some other New York City employees, who served in the recovery efforts still do not have access to unlimited sick leave.

Pheffer Amato concluded that she intends to continue working on the issues that had been her focus throughout her last two years in office including fighting for transportation equity, infrastructure updates, quality education, healthcare, and protecting jobs & small businesses.

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