Walter T. Mosley currently serves as the New York State Assemblyman and District leader for the 57th Assembly District, representing the communities of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.
Assemblyman Mosley began his career in public service in 1998 as a Legislative Analyst and Oversight Investigator for the New York City Council. He then served as Senior Consultant to the New York State Assembly, and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly.
Mr. Mosley served as Special Advisor and External Relations Specialist for the New York State Senate Minority Conference. In February of 2008, Mr. Mosley was elected as a NYS Pledged Alternate Delegate for President Barack Obama on behalf of the 10th Congressional District.
Assemblyman Mosley is currently active in several civic groups and organizations, working with housing advocates, literacy programs, mentoring and youth organizations – all of which have made him keenly aware of the importance of helping working families, progressive organizations, and young men and women reach their full potential.
Most recently, Assemblyman Mosley served on the Board of Managers with the YMCA of Bedford Stuyvesant; Board of Inner City Sports Little League; and he continues to serve on the boards of CUSH Campus Schools in Brooklyn and as a mentor for Penn State University Fast Start Program. In his spare time, Assemblyman Mosley serves as a volunteer youth coach with the Brooklyn Skyhawks Football Club. He is also an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated - Long Island/Brooklyn Alumni Chapter - the oldest African-American collegiate fraternity in the U.S.
Born and raised in the Crown Heights and Clinton Hill sections of the 57th Assembly District, Assemblyman Mosley is a life-long resident of Brooklyn and proudly serves the downtown and central Brooklyn communities with unparalleled accessibility and a commitment to equality and fairness for all Brooklyn residents.
Assemblyman Mosley is a member of the committees on Housing, Codes, Corrections, Banks, and Education, Assemblyman Mosley is dedicated to helping struggling working families and giving his community a powerful voice in Albany. Assemblyman Mosley was recently appointed chair of the sub-committee on Regulated Mortgage Lenders – a committee which oversees mortgage lending programs and practices.
As a proud member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus, where he previously served as second Vice Chair and Budget Chair (2015-2016). Assemblyman Mosley is also a proud member of the New York State Caucus of Environmental Legislators, State Legislators Against Illegal Guns (SLAIG), the American State Legislators For Gun Violence Prevention (ASLGVP), Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force and the bi-partisan coalition, Leaders Eradicating All Poverty (LEAP), an initiative to combat poverty, wage discrimination, and income inequality throughout New York State and the New York State Assembly’s Anti-Poverty Workgroup.
Since taking office, Assemblyman Mosley has focused on tackling economic inequality by strengthening affordable housing laws and programs, improving educational opportunities and after school curriculums, and bringing added employment opportunities into the community. Assemblyman Mosley has introduced legislation that fights public employer discrimination of formerly incarcerated individuals, provides legal representation for persons facing foreclosure proceedings, and requires mortgage lenders and brokers to inform potential homeowners of their Mortgage Bill of Rights.
Having cast his first career vote to pass the NY Safe Act – which enacted the nation’s toughest gun laws in New York State – Assemblyman Mosley is committed to making our communities safer and healthier places to live. He has introduced legislation that prohibits smoking on all State University of New York (SUNY) campuses, and also mandates seatbelt use for passengers in the back seats of cars. As a public school parent, Assemblyman Mosley has also been a fierce advocate for increased education funding and expanding school choices for families.
Assemblyman Mosley graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania State University at University Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and minors in African Studies and American History. In 1998, Mr. Mosley received his law degree from the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Most recently Assemblyman Mosley has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Panel of the New York State Board of Regent’s workgroup to improve outcome of boys and young men of color. The charge of the workgroup, established in May of 2015, was to develop and propose a series of policy recommendations that reflect informed judgment, initiative “best practices” and collaborative efforts that must be taken in order to improve future academic outcomes statewide. Likewise, Assemblyman Mosley was selected in 2016 by Mayor de Blasio to sit on the New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative Advisory Board. A board founded in 2011 to address the increasing economic and social disparities faced by Black and Latino young men.
Assemblyman Mosley was recently selected to visit Israel with the prestigious America Israel Education Foundation. An intensive educational experience hosted for political leaders and policy makers in an effort to expand public awareness about issues affecting the Middle East and the importance of the U.S. – Israel relationship.