|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 43rd district
|Assumed office |
May 6, 2015
|Preceded by||Karim Camara|
|Working Families Party|
|Residence||Brooklyn, New York|
|Alma mater||Medgar Evers College (B.A.)|
Baruch College (M.P.A.)
Diana Richardson is an American politician who is a member of the New York Assembly. She was elected on the Working Families Party line in a 2015 special election to replace Karim Camara in the 43rd district, which comprises the Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
Early life and education
Richardson was a Brooklyn Community Board 9 member when the Crown Heights Tenant Union, an advocacy organization for tenants that organizes, educations, and helps residents in housing court cases, convinced her to run for an open New York Assembly seat on an anti-gentrification platform.
Richardson won the May 2015 special election, on the Working Families Party (WFP) ballot line, the first to do so in the state legislature. She won the regular election the following November, on both the Democratic Party line as well as the WFP.
- By VIVIAN YEEMAY 5, 2015 (May 5, 2015). "Working Families Candidate Diana Richardson Wins Brooklyn Assembly Post - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
- "New York State Assembly | Diana C. Richardson". nyassembly.gov.
- Foderaro, Lisa W. (November 6, 2016). "Support, and Dismay, for Brooklyn Assemblywoman After Charges She Hit Her Son" – via NYTimes.com.
- "Crown Heights Tenant Union gains ground in landlord disputes". The Real Deal New York. April 29, 2014.
- "The tenant movement's giant killer". The Real Deal New York. September 19, 2019.
- Bellafante, Ginia (May 15, 2015). "Running on Rent, and Winning" – via NYTimes.com.
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