Keith L. T. Wright served for 24 years in New York State Assembly, having chaired such committees as Housing, Election Law, Social Services, and Labor. His work on the Equal Economic Opportunity and Human Rights subcommittee sought protections for domestic workers and created additional benefits for senior citizens. Leading the Public Housing subcommittee, he championed the rights of public housing residents.
Also while in the Assembly, Mr. Wright chaired the Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Legislative Caucus and was a member of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.
Active in his Harlem community, Mr. Wright has helped foster small business development, create affordable housing, and increase opportunities for youth. He has also served as the chairman of the Harlem Community Development Corporation.
Wright’s father was also politically active. He was New York State Supreme Court Justice Bruce M. Wright. Wright is married to the former Susan I. Gayles and they have two sons, Keith “Jared” and Jordan.
Prior to his time in the Assembly, Mr. Wright held positions in New York City’s Human Resources Administration, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office and the New York City Transit Authority.
And recently made a guest appearance in an Off-Broadway production of “Mandela” as the National Black Theatre. Assemblyman Wright portrayed his friend and neighbor 106th Mayor NYC and some say best mayor ever David Dinkins.
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All on this week’s edition of The Danny Tisdale Show; the Saturday morning radio show hosted by businessman, award-winning visual artist, educator, and former Harlem Community Board member Danny Tisdale.