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Tremaine Wright is the Assembly member for the 56th District of the New York State Assembly. She is a Democrat. The district includes part of the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.

Tremaine Wright
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Member of the New York Assembly from the 56th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
Preceded byAnnette Robinson
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceBrooklyn, New York
Alma materDuke University
University of Chicago

Life and careerEdit

Wright was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living down the block from the home she was raised in. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School, Wright practiced law both in private firms and as a public defender with Brooklyn Law Services.[1]

Previously, Wright was the chairperson of Brooklyn Community Board 3, and also formerly owned a neighborhood coffee shop. In 2009, Wright ran for the New York City Council against incumbent Albert Vann but lost.[2]

New York state AssemblyEdit

After sixteen years representing the district, Assemblymember Annette Robinson announced that she would retire instead of seek another term in 2016. Soon after, Wright announced her intentions to run to replace her. Facing Karen Cherry in the Democratic primary, Wright won the nomination by a 59% to 41% margin.[3]

Wright won the general election unopposed, and was sworn into office on January 1, 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tremaine Wright Wins Central Brooklyn Assembly Seat Primary - Bed-Stuy - DNAinfo New York". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NYC Council 36 - D Primary Race - Sep 15, 2009". Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY Assembly 56 - D Primary Race - Sep 13, 2016". Retrieved 2017-01-26.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Annette Robinson
New York Assembly, 56th District
2017–present
Incumbent