Rockaway civic activist and Democratic district leader Stacey Pheffer Amato, daughter of Queens County Clerk and former Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Tuesday announced she is running for the seat being vacated by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) later this year and previously held by her mother.
“As a wife and mother, I know the challenges facing our families as we continue to recover from Superstorm Sandy and fight for the services we need,” Pheffer Amato said in a prepared statement. “I intend to be a powerful advocate for southern Queens and Rockaway and I look forward to counting on your support in November.”
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz added her name on July 18 to the growing list of supporters backing Stacey Pheffer Amato for State Assembly. Pheffer Amato is running for the 23rd Assembly District, soon to be vacated by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder.
“I have known Stacey for many years. She gets Queens and she understands that the Rockaways need strong leaders fighting for us in Albany,” said Katz. “Stacey’s track record of delivering for this community and standing up for parents, seniors and all families is simply unparalleled.
Two weeks after announcing his retirement from the state assembly, Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) has endorsed Stacey Pfeffer-Amato as his successor.
“Stacey Pheffer-Amato will be that strong voice who will continue our work to ensure every family can recover from Sandy, have access to transportation, and look forward to a better future for themselves and their children,” Goldfeder said. “I’m proud to enthusiastically endorse Stacey Pheffer-Amato for the New York State Assembly.”