Graf Welcomes Holbrook Native and Sachem High School Graduate Monica Wallace to Assembly

February 1, 2017

Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) recently welcomed one of the Assembly’s newest members, Monica Piga Wallace, to the chamber. Originally from Holbrook, New York, Assemblywoman Wallace was elected in November to represent the 143rd Assembly District, located in Western New York.

Assemblywoman Wallace is a proud graduate of Sachem High School. She was raised by a single mother, Maryann Piga, who still resides in Holbrook. Assemblywoman Wallace attributes her success to her mother, who taught her the value of hard work and education as a child. She went on to attend college at SUNY Binghamton, where she received her degree in Political Science, and then on to SUNY Buffalo Law School. Wallace taught on the faculty at SUNY Buffalo Law School until her election this past year. Assemblyman Graf and Assemblywoman Wallace look forward to working together on bi-partisan legislation to help all New Yorkers.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome Monica Wallace to the Assembly,” said Graf. “I am very proud of everything she has accomplished. It is not too often that you get the opportunity to welcome a person originally from your district into the Assembly. Her track record speaks for itself. I have no doubts about her ability to represent her constituents, she truly is an inspiration. I look forward to working with her on important legislation that will benefit all the people in New York.”