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Wallace easily defeats Mazurek in Democratic primary for 143rd Assembly seat
Buffalo News - Sept. 13, 2016

Poloncarz endorses Wallace
WBFO - Sept. 3, 2016

Primary Opponent Criticizes Mazurek For Late Campaign Finance Report
TWC News - July 22, 2016
"The purpose of the law is for transparency so that the public knows where money's coming from and where it's going, so I think it puts the public at a disadvantage," Wallace said.

UB professor has big fundraising lead in Western New York Assembly district
Politico Pro - July 22, 2016 (Subscription required)
"Wallace, a Democrat, has raised $60,419 this filing period and has $45,808 in the bank, according to a filing submitted to the state Board of Elections. ... Kristy Mazurek, her likely primary opponent, raised $1,560 and has $600. David Pfaff, an associate of embattled Democratic operative Steve Pigeon, gave $660. ... The only money Republican Russ Sugg reported raising was a $1,692 transfer from his Lancaster Town Board account."

Wallace Calls on Mazurek to Explain Her Admitted Involvement in Ongoing Investigations
June 30, 2016
"Mazurek’s close association with Steve Pigeon and her involvement in the allegations that led to this indictment cast doubt on her ability to restore integrity to the 143rd District.  I therefore call on Mazurek to disclose her involvement in past and ongoing investigations."

Frustrated, law lecturer takes shot at politics
Buffalo Law Journal - May 3, 2016
Her legal experience taught her how to advocate for and articulate her position. Trained in mediation, she understands that sometimes the best results are reached through compromise and working with others to come up with a creative solution."

Democrats back Wallace to challenge Wozniak for Assembly seat
Buffalo News - April 11, 2016
"'As a first-time candidate, Monica started with nothing and in a few short months managed to win the overwhelming support of committee members. She showed [Sunday] her incredible ability to bring people together and get things done,' Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy J. Zellner said ..."

Monica Wallace Announces Run for Angela Wozniak's NYS Assembly Seat
TWC News - April 8, 2016
"I would never have imagined myself running in this position a year ago," Wallace said. "I'm new to politics, but I'm not new to public service. I've long been an outspoken voice for women and children and the under-represented."

Now What for the Wozniak Seat?
Daily Public - March 10, 2016
It would seem that the voters in A-143 have a clear choice this year when it comes to ethics.

Assemblywoman sanctioned on sexual harassment charges
WBFO (NPR affiliate) - March 9, 2016
Angela Wozniak, a freshman Democrat who represents Cheektowaga, will be issued a public letter saying she violated the Assembly’s Policy Prohibiting Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation. ... Ironically, Wozniak was elected to replace former Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, who resigned in January 2014 after he was charged with inappropriate conduct by several female staff members.

Wallace to run for state Assembly
Cheektowaga Bee - March 03, 2016
Wallace noted that this past year both Cheektowaga and Lancaster elected new town supervisors who she said are bringing positive change to their communities. “We need to continue that momentum and bring new leadership to Albany,” Wallace said.

Another Democrat Seeking Nomination to Run in Wozniak's District
NY State of Politics - Feb. 29, 2016

 UB prof Wallace runs for Assembly seat held by Wozniak
Buffalo New - Feb. 29, 2016
“We need leaders in Albany who will work hard and act with integrity. As a mother, educator and lawyer in this community, I am committed to restoring the public’s confidence in their leaders.”