Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes has faithfully served New York State’s 141 st Assembly district since
2003. In January 2019, she was elevated to become the Majority Leader of the New York State
Assembly by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, becoming the first woman and the first African
American to hold the position in the State’s history.
An advocate with clear and principled service, she has always put people and policy before
politics. Prior to becoming Majority Leader, Peoples-Stokes was appointed as Chair of the
Assembly’s Committee on Governmental Operations in 2015. In 2017, she was voted by her
colleagues to be Chair of the bi-partisan and bi-cameral New York State Legislative Women’s
Caucus.Peoples-Stokes fearlessly f ights for justice and equitable opportunities for everyone.