Toby Ann Stavisky

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Toby Stavisky
Toby Ann Stavisky 2012.jpg
Stavisky in 2012
Member of the New York State Senate
from the 16th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
1999
Preceded by Leonard Stavisky
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2009
Preceded by Kenneth LaValle
Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Majority Conference
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2009
Assistant Minority Whip of the New York State Senate
In office
2003–2008
Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Higher Education
In office
2003–2008
Personal details
Born Toby Ann Goldhaar
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Website www.nysenate.gov/senator/toby-ann-stavisky

Toby Stavisky (née Toby Ann Goldhaar)[1] represents the 16th district in the New York State Senate which comprises the Queens neighborhoods of Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst, Clearview Gardens, Flushing, Rego Park, Forest Hills, Hillcrest, Elmhurst, Electchester, Pomonok, Queensboro Hill, Whitestone, Woodside, Mitchell Linden, Fresh Meadows, and Oakland Gardens.

Stavisky was born and raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side. She graduated from Bronx High School of Science and Syracuse University,[1] later taking post-graduate courses at Hunter and Queens Colleges. After working for an insurance company in the actuarial department, Stavisky was a Social Studies teacher in New York City, and served as a district manager in Queens for the Census. She was elected to the New York State Senate in 1999, and has been re-elected seven times.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Stavisky was married to Dr. Leonard P. Stavisky, a former member of the New York State Assembly from 1966 until 1983, and of the New York State Senate from 1983 until his death in 1999. She resides in Whitestone, Queens, New York; her son, Evan M. Stavisky, is a top political consultant (for The Parkside Group) as well as a local district leader.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Toby Ann Stavisky Biography". nysenate.gov. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Leonard Stavisky
New York State Senate, 16th District
1999–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Kenneth LaValle
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education
2009–present
Incumbent