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Meet the Candidate: Walter Mosley

Candidate running for State Assembly in the Sept. 13 primary.

On Thursday, Sept. 13, Brooklyn residents of the 57th A.D., which includes the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and parts of Prospect Heights and Bed-Stuy, will head to the polls to vote on a Democratic nominee for state assembly.

Walter Mosley is hoping to fill that seat.

Mosley—the male Democratic district leader for the 57th A.D. at Pratt Institute in January—.

Mosley is facing two opponents in Thursday’s Democratic primary elections: Olanike Alabi, Mosley’s fellow male district leader, and former Department of Education official Martine Guerrier.

"Residents want to see more affordable housing, better healthcare, quality schools for their children, and additional job opportunities,” said Mosley in a statement announcing his campaign run. “In Albany, I will be a champion for our working families and fight in to make sure that all of the concerns of the district are heard."

Mosley, a resident of Clinton Hill, received his bachelor’s degree in Criminology, with a minor in African Studies and American History, from Pennsylvania State University. In 1998, he received his law degree from Howard University in Washington D.C.

He grew up in Central Brooklyn. Starting with his grandparents’ generation, community service and political participation have always been a central part of their public and private lives.

Before his tenure as district leader, Mosley worked for Gov. David Paterson and was assigned by the Democratic National Party to work on behalf of Senator John Kerry in 2004.

Most recently, he served as Special Advisor and External Relations Specialist for the New York State Senate Democratic Minority Conference. Mosley also previously served as Chief of Staff and Senior Consultant to the New York State Assembly, and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly.

Now he’s banking heavily on his relationships with and treading in the footsteps of other public officials to help move his campaign forward.

So far, he has secured the endorsements of a number of political heavyweights, including Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Councilwoman Letitia James, Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform and the Parliament Democratic Club, amongst others.

His union endorsements include the United Federation of Teachers, the Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46 (Local 46), The Teamsters Joint Council 16 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA).

Most recently, in August, Mosley went head-to-head against her Assembly opponent Olanike Alabi during a spirited debate on NY1.

To read more about Walter Mosley visit his website.

Lucy September 08, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Ha Ha Ha! This writer doesn't even understand that Olanike Alabi is a woman and that there is one female and one male district leader. not two male district leaders. "Olanike Alabi, Mosley’s fellow male district leader." And here calls Mosley a female "Mosley went head-to-head against her Assembly opponent Olanike Alabi during a spirited debate on NY1." Z. Morris, worst reporter ever. The reason he has to bank on his relationships with other public officials is because he has no record of activity in the district. He has been largely invisible in the district since elected district leader.
Peacequeen M Johnson September 09, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Hello there is only a political compotetion between Alabi and Walter they are truly friends groomed up in the same political and friendly amosphere I know both and with GODS' BLESSING may the better women or man win. Out of either 1 of them the district will get service, it is ALLREADY by them both being in it.. I know through my friendship with them and formerly living in the district. It is the people who must want change but both will still b there wheter Win, Lose, or Draw. A.M.JOHNSON
Paul Treadway September 09, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Let NO ONE forget the Walter Mosley is a political pal of the scandel-plaqued VITO LOPEZ and was often endorsed by Mr. Lopez. Now that Mr. Lopez is on the run--Mr. Mosley hopes voters forget his long political relationship with Mr. Lowww-pez

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