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}}{{tnr}}'''Keith Wright''' (b. January 3, 1955) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 70 since 1993 and serving as the assistant majority whip for New York State Assembly since 1998.
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}}{{tnr}}'''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 [[State Assembly Assistant Majority Whip|Assistant Majority Whip]] from 1998-2012.
  
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.
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Wright is considering a run for [[New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014|New York's 13th Congressional District]] in 2014.<ref name="ticker">[http://politicker.com/2013/05/david-paterson-hints-at-congressional-campaign/ ''Politicker'' "David Paterson hints at congressional campaign" Accessed May 15, 2013]</ref>
  
Wright earned his MA from Tufts University and JD from Rutgers University.  He and his wife, Susan Gayles, have two children; Jared and Jordan.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4415 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Wright]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Wright earned his M.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from Rutgers University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4415 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Wright]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4415 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Wright]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New York
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Housing
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Codes
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|Committee3 = Correction
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|Committee4 = Ways and Means
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
* [[Codes Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Correction Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Housing Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Labor Committee, New York State Assembly]], Chair
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|State = New York
* [[Ways and Means Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Codes
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|Committee2 = Correction
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|Committee3 = Housing
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|Committee4 = Labor
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|Chair4 = Chair
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|Committee5 = Ways and Means
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
* [[Codes Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Correction Committee, New York Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Housing Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Collapse=Yes
* [[Social Services Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Codes
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|Committee2 = Correction
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|Committee3 = Housing
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|Committee4 = Social Services
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Wright is considering a run for [[New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014|New York's 13th Congressional District]].<ref name="ticker">[http://politicker.com/2013/05/david-paterson-hints-at-congressional-campaign/ ''Politicker'' "David Paterson hints at congressional campaign" Accessed May 15, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Wright ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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Wright ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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====Endorsements====
 
*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 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 Families Party|Working Familes]] ticket.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref>
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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 Families Party|Working Familes]] ticket.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008 Wright won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 70, defeating opponent Rueben Riley (R).  
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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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
 
Wright raised $83,823 for his campaign while Riley raised $0.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Keith Wright
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|Full name = Keith Wright
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = September 24, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=745 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Wright, Kevin" Accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 188766
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly, District 70]]
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|totalraised2010 = 101547
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|New York State Assembly, District 70]]
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|totalraised2008 = 83823
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008|New York State Assembly, District 70]]
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|totalraised2006 = 117467
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2006|New York State Assembly, District 70]]
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|totalraised2004 = 91946
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2004|New York State Assembly, District 70]]
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|totalraised2002 = 69321
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2002|New York State Assembly, District 70]]
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|totalraised2000 = 42935
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2000|New York State Assembly, District 70]]
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|totalraised1998 = 27150
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[New York State Assembly|New York State Assembly, District 70]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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|name = Keith Wright
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|office= New York State Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 188766
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|org1 = Service Employees Local 32BJ
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|org2 = New York State Trial Lawyers
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|org3 = 1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East
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|org4 = Jones, James R
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|org5 = Jacobs, Jay S
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|orgamount1 = 5500
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|orgamount2 = 5100
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|orgamount3 = 4100
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|orgamount4 = 4100
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|orgamount5 = 4100
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|}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Wright received $101,547 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Wright received $101,547 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $101,547
 
|total raised = $101,547
|org1 = General Building Contractors Of New York State
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|org1 = General Building Contractors of New York State
 
|org2 = Jones, James R
 
|org2 = Jones, James R
 
|org3 = Zuffa LLC
 
|org3 = Zuffa LLC
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|orgdonor5 = $2,500
 
|orgdonor5 = $2,500
 
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|}}
 
 
===2008===
 
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==Endorsements==
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===2012===
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In 2012, Wright’s endorsements included the following:
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*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Wright and his wife, Susan Gayles, have two children; Jared and Jordan.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4415 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Wright]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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{{submit a bio}}
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Keith + Wright + New + York + Assembly'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Keith+Wright+New+York+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Keith Wright News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4415 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4415 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4415 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4415 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96164 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83393 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72636 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46311 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45948 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45434 1998]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135731 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118088 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96164 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83393 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72636 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46311 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45948 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45434 1998]
  
 
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Keith Wright
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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$171/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 is considering a run for New York's 13th Congressional District in 2014.[1]

Biography

Wright earned his M.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from Rutgers University.[2] 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.[3]

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

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

Wright is considering a run for New York's 13th Congressional District.[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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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

2008

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Wright’s endorsements included the following:

Personal

Wright and his wife, Susan Gayles, have two children; Jared and Jordan.[12]

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