ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Democratic Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes of Buffalo will serve as Majority Leader in the New York State Assembly.
Peoples-Stokes was appointed by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. In a press release, Speaker Heastie says, "Serving alongside Crystal Peoples-Stokes, I have had the opportunity to see firsthand how hard she works for the people of Buffalo and for families across our state. Crystal is a trusted colleague who I have known for many years, and her experience and dedication to improving the lives of all New Yorkers is why I know she will make an ideal partner in leading the Assembly Majority. Crystal is widely respected by her colleagues and I am proud to appoint her as the next Majority Leader of the People’s House.”
The majority leader is responsible for day-to-day operational duties of the Assembly chamber, including oversight of the floor during debates.
Peoples-Stokes has represented the 141st Assembly district since 2003.