|New York State Assembly District 70|
|1993 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||21|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||Tufts University, 1977|
|J.D.||Rutgers University, 1982|
|Place of birth||Harlem, NY|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Housing, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Labor, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Social Services|
- 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.
|New York State Assembly, District 70, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Keith Wright Incumbent||100%||40,387|
- 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.
|New York State Assembly, District 70 2010|
|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.
|New York State Assembly, District 70 2008|
|Keith Wright (D)||37,130|
|Rueben Riley (R)||1,076|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Wright received $101,547 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Afscme District Council 37||$2,500|
|Featherstonhaugh Wiley Clyne & Cordo||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$101,547|
In 2008, a year in which Wright was up for re-election, he collected $83,823 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|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|
- New York Assembly - Rep. Keith Wright
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Wright
- Politicker "David Paterson hints at congressional campaign" Accessed May 15, 2013
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Keith Wright
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