Stacey Pheffer Amato represents the New York State Assembly's 23rd District, encompassing the Queens neighborhoods of Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park and Rockaway. Stacey’s mother, Queens County Clerk Audrey Pheffer, previously held this Assembly seat, and upon Stacey’s election, they became the first mother-daughter team to hold the same seat in the New York State Legislature. Born in Rockaway, Stacey has a longstanding commitment to community advocacy and involvement. Stacey was most recently female district leader for the 23rd District, working closely with elected officials and civic groups to get more families involved in the community. Stacey has also been an active member of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association for the last 15 years and is a committee member of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, which is tasked with overseeing the state's recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy. A dedicated public school parent, Stacey has served as president of the parent associations at her children's schools, including when the entire school was displaced to Brooklyn after Superstorm Sandy. Prior to holding office, Stacey worked as an education paraprofessional for the NYC Department of Education and as a procurement analyst for the FDNY and the NYC Sanitation Department. Stacey holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from SUNY Oneonta and co-owns Elegante Restaurant & Pizzeria, a small business in Rockaway Beach, with her husband, Frank. She and Frank live in Rockaway Beach with their two children, Sam and Isabella.