Monica Wallace announces bid for re-election in 2018

Assemblymember Monica Wallace addresses a crowd of 250 at the 5 Wits grand opening on June 2, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – Assemblymember Monica Wallace kicked off her 2018 re-election campaign with a $50 a person event in Cheektowaga Wednesday night.

Ms. Wallace, a Democrat, won a special election in 2016 to fill the vacant 143rd district seat after Conservative Angela Wozniak resigned following allegations she sexually harassed and retaliated against a top staffer with whom she had previously had an affair.

“Since taking office, I have lead the charge for additional state funding for local school districts, sponsored legislation to eliminate corruption in government, and fought for measures that support the hard-working families of Cheektowaga and Lancaster,” said Ms. Wallace.

She is an attorney and former law faculty member at the University of Buffalo. Her district comprises of the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster, and the villages of Depew, Lancaster, and Sloan.

“I am proud of the work I’ve accomplished so far, but there is still much more to do. I’m
excited to announce my bid for re-election in 2018. I pledge to continue providing our community with the representation it deserves in Albany.”

Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.

She resides in Lancaster with her husband, John, and two children.

The event was held at Bobby J’s Italian American Grille on Como Park Boulevard.