Senator Toby Ann Stavisky announces her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District


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Senator Toby Ann Stavisky formally announced her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District.

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky formally announced her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District, choosing the newly-formed Asian-American majority district over one in which she would have had to face a primary with Senator Tony Avella. “I am supporting Tony for re-election, and he is supporting me for re-election,” Stavisky said. “Most of my […]

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A second first for Stavisky


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Photo Courtesy Senator Toby Ann Stavisky               State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky holds the distinction of being the first woman to be elected to the senate from Queens – in November 1999. On Tuesday, April 13, she made her second entry into the State Senate history books by being the first female elected official […]

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Expel Senator Monserrate


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When I was appointed to the Select Committee to investigate the facts surrounding Senator Hiram Monserrate’s conduct the night of December 19, 2008, I promised to keep an open mind. After countless hours of reading testimony, watching presentations and videotapes, and attending meetings, I am convinced that the inquiry was thorough, transparent, fair and bipartisan. […]

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Koo challenges Stavisky for Senate


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Democratic Senator Toby Ann Stavisky will likely face her most formidable challenge for her Senate seat as she faces off against Republican candidate, businessman Peter Koo, in the 16th Senate District that encompasses northern and central Queens. Owner of a chain of pharmacies in Flushing and president of the Flushing Chinese Business Association, Koo said […]

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Annual fall food drive


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The first day of fall saw the launch of the 4th annual “Harmony Initiative Fall Food Drive” recently, organized by the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC), with the support of numerous groups and elected officials. “As the largest regional Jewish community council in the Greater New York area, NEQJCC is proud to sponsor this […]

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Stavisky honored by FH senior center


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Rachel Epstein (left), Director of the Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center in Forest Hills, presented State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky with a certificate of appreciation at a recent luncheon thanking the Senator for her work in trying to make Queens Boulevard safer as well as providing funding for one of their programs.

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Stavisky takes oath


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State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, was sworn into office by Chief Justice Judith Kaye in the State Senate Chamber in Albany on January 3. Kaye, the first woman to head New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, administered oath of office to Stavisky, the first woman elected to the State Senate from Queens. Stavisky […]

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State Senator Leonard Stavisky, Dead At 73


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A true Queens political legend passed away this week with the death of State Senator Leonard Price Stavisky at the age of 73. The longest serving Democrat in the State legislature, Stavisky died on Saturday at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens from complications arriving from a cerebral hemorrhage. Stavisky, a resident of Whitestone, […]

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