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Crystal Peoples-Stokes
Crystal Peoples.jpg
New York State Assembly District 141
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBuffalo State College
Master'sBuffalo State College
Date of birth12/22/1951
Place of birthBuffalo, NY
Office website
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 2003. 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.


Peoples-Stokes earned a BS in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College and a MS 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


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
Higher Education


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


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



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.[2][3]

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


Peoples was unopposed in September 14 Democratic primary. She was also unopposed in the general election.[4]

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


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

Peoples raised $142,775 for her campaign.[5]

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

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Peoples received $76,658 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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
Total Raised in 2010 $76,658


Peoples-Stokes has one child; Rashaun Nicole King.[7]

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