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Monica Piga Wallace is an attorney and politician from New York State, elected to the New York State Assembly from the 143rd assembly district.[1] The district comprises the entirety of the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster. She is a Democrat. Wallace was elected in 2016, defeated Republican opponent Russell Sugg 54-45 percent to succeed Angela Wozniak who did not seek re-election.[2]

Monica P. Wallace
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 143rd District
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
Preceded byAngela Wozniak
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceLancaster, New York
Alma materSUNY Binghamton (B.A.)
SUNY Buffalo Law School (J.D.)

Originally from Long Island, Wallace attended SUNY Binghamton as an undergraduate and later received a J.D. from SUNY Buffalo Law School. She served as a clerk to Judge Richard Arcara and taught as a legal writing professor at SUNY Buffalo Law School. She also practiced law as an attorney for Phillips Lytle LLP.

Wallace resides in the town of Lancaster with her husband and two children.


  1. ^ "Morinello upsets Cerrito; Wallace defeats Sugg". Buffalo News. 2016-11-09. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  2. ^ "Wallace vows to Restore Integrity in Scandal Scarred 143rd". Time Warner Cable News. 2016-11-09. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
Political offices
Preceded by
Angela Wozniak
New York Assembly, 143rd District