BY JON CRONIN
Two weeks after announcing his retirement from the state assembly, Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) has endorsed Stacey Pfeffer-Amato as his successor.
“Stacey Pheffer-Amato will be that strong voice who will continue our work to ensure every family can recover from Sandy, have access to transportation, and look forward to a better future for themselves and their children,” Goldfeder said. “I’m proud to enthusiastically endorse Stacey Pheffer-Amato for the New York State Assembly.”
Pheffer-Amato, a lifelong Rockaway resident, is the daughter of Goldfeder’s predecessor Audrey Pheffer and has been a Democratic district leader for the past four years. She is a 15 year veteran of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association. She served two terms as co-president of the Scholars’ Academy Parent Assocation and served a parent member of the PTA at PS 232 in Lindenwood. Pheffer-Amato works as a New York City Department of Education certified paraprofessional at Waterside Children’s Studio in Rockaway Park.
Pheffer-Amato promises to keep up the fights that Goldfeder has begun, like expediting Sandy recovery and has already involved herself as a committee member on the state’s Rockaway West NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. She also plans to see through the reactivation of the the Rockaway Beach Rail Line, which Goldfeder has been lobbying for during his five year tenure. Last month the MTA announced that they will conduct a feasibility study of the rail line and conclude in June 2017.