Crystal Peoples-Stokes

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Crystal Peoples-Stokes
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New York State Assembly District 141
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBuffalo State College
Master'sBuffalo State College
Personal
Birthday12/22/1951
Place of birthBuffalo, NY
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes (b. December 22, 1951) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 141. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002. As of the 2013 session, she serves as State Assembly Majority Conference Leader.

Peoples-Stokes' political experience includes being a majority leader for the Erie County Legislature and a Democratic Zone Leader, Zone 26.

Biography

Peoples-Stokes earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College and her M.S. in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College. Her professional experience includes being regional director for Citizen Action of New York, working as a program coordinator for Saint Augustine Center and a job developer for Buffalo Urban League.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peoples-Stokes served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Environmental Conservation
Governmental Operations
Health
Higher Education
Insurance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peoples-Stokes served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peoples served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Crystal Peoples-Stokes defeated Antoine Thompson and Veronica Nichols in the Democratic primary. Pamela Riester was removed from the ballot before the Republican primary. Crystal Peoples-Stokes also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Peoples-Stokes was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Peoples-Stokes ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 141. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. She defeated Ricky Donovan, Sr. in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 141, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCrystal Peoples-Stokes Incumbent 89.8% 43,128
     Republican Ricky Donovan, Sr. 10.2% 4,882
Total Votes 48,010

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Peoples was unopposed in September 14 Democratic primary. She was also unopposed in the general election.[8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 141 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Crystal Peoples (D) 22,611

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Peoples won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 141. She ran unopposed.[10][11]

Peoples raised $142,775 for her campaign.[12]

New York State Assembly, District 141 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Crystal Peoples (D) 37,615

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crystal Peoples-Stokes is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Crystal Peoples-Stokes raised a total of $448,427 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[13]

Crystal Peoples-Stokes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 141 Won $85,182
2010 New York State Assembly, District 141 Won $76,658
2008 New York State Assembly, District 141 Won $142,775
2006 New York State Assembly, District 141 Won $20,116
2004 New York State Assembly, District 141 Won $19,290
2002 New York State Assembly, District 141 Won $41,940
2000 New York State Assembly, District 141 Defeated $62,466
Grand Total Raised $448,427

2012

Crystal Peoples-Stokes won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Crystal Peoples-Stokes raised a total of $85,182.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Crystal Peoples-Stokes's campaign in 2012
R & P Oak Hill Development$4,250
Brown for Buffalo$3,299
Western New York Mri Llp$3,000
Ciminelli, Louis$2,500
New York State Nurses Association$2,400
Total Raised in 2012$85,182
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Peoples received $76,658 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[14]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Crystal Peoples-Stokes's campaign in 2010
New York State United Teachers$4,340
E I Team Inc$3,175
Mcdonalds New York State$3,000
HLM Holding LLC$3,000
Afscme$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $76,658

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[15]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Peoples-Stokes' endorsements include the following:[16]

  • New York State AFL-CIO
  • New York State Union of Teachers
  • Stonewall Democrats of Western NY
  • Working Families Party

Personal

Peoples-Stokes has one child; Rashaun Nicole King.[17]

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Peoples,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  3. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  4. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  5. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  9. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  13. followthemoney.org, "Peoples, Crystal D" accessed September 25, 2013
  14. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  15. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  16. Crystal Peoples-Stokes, "Endorsements," accessed August 22, 2014
  17. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Peoples,” accessed August 1, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 141
2003–present
Succeeded by
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