Last Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced that he will impose sanctions upon Assemblymember Angela Wozniak (C –Cheektowaga) after an ethics investigation found that she had sexually harassed a staff member in her office.

Speaker Heastie said the staff member will be given a new position with comparable pay and benefits, with his salary to be paid from the Assemblymember’s staff budget. Assemblymember Wozniak will be barred from having interns, and will also be required to receive instruction about sexual harassment and submit to checks of her office at least twice a year.

Ms. Wozniak, who is serving her first term, said that she plans to run for re-election this fall.  In response to the sanctions, she released a video responding in response to the sanctions.