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  Stavisky, Toby Ann
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NameToby Ann Stavisky
Address162-21 Powells Cove Boulevard
Flushing, New York , United States
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InfoSENATOR TOBY A. STAVISKY Toby Ann Stavisky, the first woman from Queens County to be elected to the State Senate, is a native New Yorker who was born and raised on the upper west side of Manhattan. She attended local public schools before graduating from the Bronx High School of Science and Syracuse University where she received her Bachelor's degree. The Senator completed graduate school at Hunter and Queens Colleges.

After working in the actuarial department of a major insurance company, Mrs. Stavisky began teaching Social Studies in the New York City high schools, including Brooklyn Technical, Haaren and Thomas Edison.

She served as district manager in Northeast Queens for the 1980 Census where she directed more than 1,000 field and office staff and was cited by the Commerce Department for her outstanding work.

In the community, Senator Stavisky has been involved in a wide array of activities on such issues as better schools, improved programs for older adults, social justice and opportunities for new Americans. She was in the forefront of efforts to get the #7 Subway Line $30 million Main Street Station reconstruction back on track.

Senator Stavisky was a founder of the North Flushing Senior Center and served on its Board of Directors. She serves as an honorary trustee of the Whitestone Hebrew Center where she and her husband were honored as the "Couple of the Year." Mrs. Stavisky has also been honored by the Electchester Athletic Association for her work with young people.

She helped form an Anti-Hate Reward Program with the North Shore Anti-Graffiti Volunteers to stop the spread of recent hate messages in Queens. Senator Stavisky is a leader in the "Community Response Network," a group of community leaders and elected officials acting as a liaison between the governmental agencies and the community regarding the outbreak of the West Nile (mosquito) virus.

In 1964 the former Toby Ann Goldhaar was married to Dr. Leonard Price Stavisky, a university professor, who went on to serve in the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate from 1966 until his death in June, 1999. She has one son, Evan, a political consultant.

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky was elected to the Senate on November 2, 1999 with more than 92% of the vote and was re-elected in 2000 with 98%.

Standing Committee Assignments 2001: Higher Education (Ranking Minority); Aging; Civil Service and Pensions; Consumer Protection; Education; Investigations, Taxation and Government Operations; Transportation.




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Husband Leonard P. Stavisky 00, 1964-Jun 19, 1999

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  09/13/2012 NY State Senate 16 - D Primary Won 57.95% (+16.14%)
  11/02/2010 NY State Senate 16 Won 86.77% (+73.76%)
  09/14/2010 NY State Senate 16 - D Primary Won 47.45% (+13.91%)
  11/04/2008 NY State Senate 16 Won 69.44% (+38.87%)
  09/09/2008 NY State Senate 16 - D Primary Won 67.01% (+34.03%)
  01/03/2007 Assistant Minority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 NY State Senate 16 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 NY State Senate 16 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 NY State Senate 16 Won 83.85% (+72.20%)
  09/10/2002 NY State Senate 16 - D Primary Won 60.49% (+20.97%)
  11/07/2000 NY State Senate 16 Won 97.92% (+95.85%)
  11/02/1999 NY State Senate 16 Special Won 92.33% (+84.65%)
  09/10/1985 NYC Council 19 - D Primary Lost 28.02% (-43.97%)
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