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  Wright, Keith L.T.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameKeith L.T. Wright
Address2225 Fifth Ave
New York, New York , United States
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Born January 03, 1955 (67 years)
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May 27, 2018 02:05pm
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InfoBorn and raised in Harlem, Keith L.T. Wright has been an active participant and public servant in his district all his life. He has gained recognition from many for his dedication and perseverance on behalf of his constituents.

As a graduate of Tufts University, his academic achievements led him to continue his educational career and obtain a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University. After graduation from law school, Assemblyman Wright became an associate in the Law Office of Ruffin H. Cotton, Jr., specializing in corporate and securities law. Though enjoying a successful career, Assemblyman Wright felt a compelling drive to become active in the public, and then political, arena, where he could become an effective vehicle through which the peoples' voices could be heard.

Before running for the Assembly, Mr. Wright's accomplishments included joining the staff of the Human Resources Administration as a Special Assistant to the General Counsel, working as Director of the Northern Manhattan office of Borough President David N. Dinkins, and then as the Assistant Director of Government and Corporate Operations for the New York City Transit Authority.

In 1991, Keith ran for the office and became the Assemblymember of the 70th Assembly District. Presently, Keith is the Chair of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc., and the Chair of the Manhattan Black District Leaders; these chairmanships are governmental and political, respectively. As a result of his fervent advocacy for quality and affordable housing, Assemblyman Wright was appointed Chair of the Subcommittee on Public Housing. Because of his stance on economic development and welfare reform, he is also the Chair of the Subcommittee on Equal Economic Opportunity and Human Rights.

Recently, the Assemblymember was appointed Assistant Majority Whip. He is also a member of the Task Force on Criminal Justice Reform, the High Speed Rail Task Force, the Assembly Working Group on Welfare Reform, and the Lifetime Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders. His legislative accomplishments include the Prison Rape bill, the Public Housing bill, and the Harlem Independent Living legislation.

Assemblyman Wright credits his success in his ability to view issues with people in a compassionate and caring manner to his mother, Constance, and to his father, retired New York State Supreme Court Justice Bruce Wright, from whom he inherited a legacy of preserving and protecting citizens' civil and legal rights. Keith is married to the former Susan Gayle and the birth of his two children, Jared and Jordan, make the sixth generation of the Wright family in Harlem.


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FAMILY
Father Bruce M. Wright 1917-2005
Brother Geoffrey Wright 0000-

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RACES
  06/28/2016 NY District 13 - D Primary Lost 34.01% (-1.86%)
  11/04/2014 NY Assembly 70 Won 96.08% (+92.38%)
  11/06/2012 NY Assembly 70 Won 99.88% (+99.76%)
  11/02/2010 NY Assembly 70 Won 95.87% (+91.84%)
  11/04/2008 NY Assembly 70 Won 97.18% (+94.37%)
  11/07/2006 NY Assembly 70 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/13/2005 Manhattan Borough President - D Primary Lost 5.24% (-20.85%)
  11/02/2004 NY Assembly 70 Won 96.40% (+92.80%)
  11/05/2002 NY Assembly 70 Won 93.66% (+87.33%)
  11/07/2000 NY Assembly 70 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 NY Assembly 70 Won 98.00% (+96.01%)
  11/05/1996 NY Assembly 70 Won 97.98% (+95.97%)
  11/08/1994 NY Assembly 70 Won 96.86% (+93.72%)
  11/03/1992 NY Assembly 70 Won 90.22% (+85.74%)
  09/15/1992 NY Assembly 70 - D Primary Won 35.54% (+6.72%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NY District 12 - D Primary - Aug 23, 2022 D Carolyn B. Maloney
NY Lt. Governor - D Primary - Jun 28, 2022 D Antonio Delgado
Manhattan Borough President - D Primary - Jun 22, 2021 D Brad M. Hoylman
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Jun 22, 2021 D Eric L. Adams
New York City Comptroller - D Primary - Jun 22, 2021 D Brian A. Benjamin
New York City Public Advocate Special - Feb 26, 2019 D Daniel J. O'Donnell
NY State Senate 30 - D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Basil Smikle
NYC Public Advocate - D Runoff - Sep 29, 2009 D Mark Green
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 13, 2005 D C. Virginia Fields
NY US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Wesley Clark
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