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Keith Wright
KeithWright.jpg
New York State Assembly District 70
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sTufts University, 1977
J.D.Rutgers University, 1982
Personal
Birthday01/03/1955
Place of birthHarlem, NY
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Keith L.T. Wright (b. January 3, 1955) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 70. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He previously served as Assistant Majority Whip from 1998-2012.

Wright was considering a run for New York's 13th Congressional District in 2014, but failed to file with the New York Board of Elections.[1][2]

Biography

Wright earned his M.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from Rutgers University.[3] His professional experience includes serving as a staff member for New York City Transit Authority, as a director of the Uptown Office for Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins, as a staff member to the City's Human Resources Administrations and as Special Assistant General Counsel for the Human Resources Administration.[4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Housing, Chair
Codes
Correction
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

NY Assembly

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. Incumbent Keith Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Noni Moore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wright also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Wright defeated Moore in the general election.[5][6]

U.S. House

See also: New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Wright was considering a run for New York's 13th Congressional District, but failed to file with the New York Board of Elections.[1]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Wright ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 70. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Wright Incumbent 100% 40,387
Total Votes 40,387

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Wright ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Dexter Davis (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.[10][11]

New York State Assembly, District 70 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Wright (D) 22,001
Dexter Davis (R) 924

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wright won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 70, defeating opponent Rueben Riley (R).[12][13]

Wright raised $83,823 for his campaign while Riley raised $0.[14]

New York State Assembly, District 70 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Wright (D) 37,130
Rueben Riley (R) 1,076

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Keith Wright is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Keith Wright raised a total of $722,955 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[15]

Keith Wright's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 70 Won $188,766
2010 New York State Assembly, District 70 Won $101,547
2008 New York State Assembly, District 70 Won $83,823
2006 New York State Assembly, District 70 Won $117,467
2004 New York State Assembly, District 70 Won $91,946
2002 New York State Assembly, District 70 Won $69,321
2000 New York State Assembly, District 70 Won $42,935
1998 New York State Assembly, District 70 Won $27,150
Grand Total Raised $722,955

2012

Keith Wright won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Keith Wright raised a total of $188,766.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keith Wright's campaign in 2012
Service Employees Local 32BJ$5,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$5,100
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$4,100
Jones, James R$4,100
Jacobs, Jay S$4,100
Total Raised in 2012$188,766
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Wright received $101,547 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[16]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keith Wright's campaign in 2010
General Building Contractors of New York State$6,350
Jones, James R$3,850
Zuffa LLC$3,800
Afscme District Council 37$2,500
Featherstonhaugh Wiley Clyne & Cordo$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $101,547

2008

In 2008, a year in which Wright was up for re-election, he collected $83,823 in donations.[17]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Galaxy Builders LLC $5,000
Zog Sports LLC $4,000
1199 SEIU United Health care Workers East $3,800
RP Stellar Riverton LLC $3,500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[18]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Wright’s endorsements included the following:[19]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Wright and his wife, Susan Gayles, have two children; Jared and Jordan.[20]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Politicker, "David Paterson hints at congressional campaign" accessed May 15, 2013
  2. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  3. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Wright,” accessed August 1, 2014
  4. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Wright,” accessed August 1, 2014
  5. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  6. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Wright, Kevin" accessed September 24, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Keith Wright,” accessed August 1, 2014
  18. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  19. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
  20. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Wright,” accessed August 1, 2014
Political offices
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New York Assembly District 70
1993–present
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