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Keith Wright
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New York State Assembly District 70
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 22
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Keith Wright (b. January 3, 1955) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 70 since 1993. Wright has been the assistant majority whip for New York State Assembly since 1998.

Wright's professional experiences include staff for New York City Transit Authority; director of the Uptown Office for Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins; staff to the City's Human Resources Administrations; and human resources administration, special assistant general counsel.

Wright earned his MA from Tufts University and JD from Rutgers University. He and his wife, Susan Gayles, have two children; Jared and Jordan.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright has been appointed to the following committees:


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



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.[2]

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


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

Wright raised $83,823 for his campaign while Riley raised $0.[3]

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


In 2008, a year in which Wright was up for re-election, he collected $83,823 in donations.[4]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 70
Succeeded by