Northeast Queens lawmakers seek re-election in different districts


The political landscape in northeast Queens is shifting due to the newly redrawn district maps.

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who became the first Queens woman elected to the upper chamber representing Senate District 16 in 1999, announced Monday that she will seek re-election, this time to represent Senate District 11, a seat currently held by state Senator John Liu, who is also on the move.

“I have had the privilege of representing many neighborhoods throughout my tenure in the state Senate. From Bayside to Flushing, Whitestone to Bay Terrace, I’ve always made it my priority to serve my constituents to the best of my ability,” Stavisky said. “After reviewing the courts’ newly drawn maps, I am happy to announce I am running for Senate District 11, a district with which I have a great deal of history.”

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