Crystal Davis Peoples-Stokes (born December 22, 1951) 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.
|Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 141st district
Assumed office |
January 1, 2003
|Preceded by||Arthur Eve|
December 22, 1951|
Buffalo, New York
|Residence||Buffalo, New York|
|Alma mater||Buffalo State College|
Peoples attended Buffalo State College, where she earned her B.S. degree in elementary education and masters degree in student personnel administration. She worked as a member of the Erie County Legislature representing the 7th District from 1993 to 2002.
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. Peoples-Stokes's Democratic primary election challenge was almost successful, and it was credited with energizing minority voters to elect Byron Brown as a New York State Senator.
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