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Crystal Peoples

Crystal Davis Peoples-Stokes (born December 22, 1951)[1] is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing Assembly District 141, which includes the city of Buffalo within Erie County, New York.[2]

Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 141st district
Assumed office
January 1, 2003
Preceded by Arthur Eve
Personal details
Born (1951-12-22) December 22, 1951 (age 66)[1]
Buffalo, New York[1]
Political party Democratic
Children one[2]
Residence Buffalo, New York[2]
Alma mater Buffalo State College[2]
Profession politician
Website Official website


Early yearsEdit

Peoples attended Buffalo State College, where she earned her B.S. degree in elementary education and masters degree in student personnel administration.[2] She worked as a member of the Erie County Legislature representing the 7th District from 1993 to 2002.[2]

Political careerEdit

In 2000, Peoples, a member of Grassroots and the majority leader of the Erie County Legislature, ran against incumbent Assemblyman Arthur O. Eve. The race was described by The New York Times as the toughest election contest of Eve's political career.[3] Peoples-Stokes's Democratic primary election challenge was almost successful,[4][5] and it was credited with energizing minority voters to elect Byron Brown as a New York State Senator.[4]

Peoples was elected to the State Assembly in November 2002, after Eve's retirement. She ran uncontested in the November 2008[6][7] and November 2010 general elections.[8][9]

She lives in Buffalo, New York, with her daughter Rashaun and grandson Kaleb Malik.[2]


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