Latrice Walker

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Latrice Walker
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New York State Assembly, District 55
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Latrice Monique Walker is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 55. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Walker served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Correction
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Election Law
Energy
Housing

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Walker's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Helping Our Seniors

  • Excerpt: "Our seniors built our communities, and we need to help them by giving them the resources they deserve. Latrice will get funding for senior centers in the community, work to expand the STAR tax credit so seniors can afford to stay in their homes, get funding for Meals on Wheels, defend the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, and help maintain Medicaid benefits."

Improving Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "Our neighborhoods have been too dangerous for too long, and it’s only getting worse. Latrice will work for more police patrols, community engagement, and youth programs—all aimed at keeping our streets safe."

Fixing NYCHA and Keeping It Safe

  • Excerpt: "NYCHA apartments are falling apart, and residents continue to be ignored. Latrice grew up in NYCHA and will be the voice of residents, working to complete long-delayed repairs. She will also fight to install more vertical patrol security cameras to keep residents, especially seniors, safe. She will also work to unify families, protect succession rights, and get key lock entry for residents."

Bringing Jobs to Our Community

  • Excerpt: "Our communities are often left behind when the economy improves in the rest of the city. Latrice will help gain access to essential job training programs, expand career and technical educational opportunities, and bring new business initiatives to the community that will help create jobs. She will also promote stronger Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) goals."

Keeping Affordable Housing Affordable

  • Excerpt: "Rents keep going up, but our salaries stay the same. Latrice will fight to freeze rents and make sure that tenants’ rights are protected. She will work to get housing tax credits for community residents and stabilize the Mitchell-Lama program. Latrice plans to attract new affordable housing developments to the neighborhood, as well."

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Latrice Walker defeated Lori Boozer, Anthony T. Jones, Ineisha Williford, David R. Miller, Bilal Malik and Anthony L. Herbert in the Democratic primary, while Berneda Jackson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Roy Antoine and Christopher J. Durosinmi were removed from the ballot before the Democratic primary. Boozer also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Walker defeated Boozer (WF) and Jackson in the general election.[2][3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 55 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLatrice Walker 92.4% 10,640
     Working Families Lori Boozer 5.2% 597
     Republican Berneda Jackson 2.4% 272
Total Votes 11,509
New York State Assembly, District 55 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLatrice Walker 39.9% 1,930
Lori Boozer 22.3% 1,078
Anthony T. Jones 11% 532
Ineisha Williford 10.8% 520
Anthony L. Herbert 8.2% 397
David R. Miller 5.7% 278
Bilal Malik 2.1% 102
Total Votes 4,837

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Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Walker's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
  • Councilmember Robert Cornegy
  • Former Councilmember Al Vann

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Boyland (D)
New York Assembly District 55
January 1, 2015-present
Succeeded by
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