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 External Relations Specialist for the New York State Senate Minority Conference. In February of 2008, Mr. Mosley was elected as a NYS Pledged Delegate for President Barack Obama on behalf of the 10th Congressional District. Likewise, Assemblyman Mosley was elected in 2016 as a NYS Pledged Delegate for then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on behalf of the 8th 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.
As a mentor, youth coach, college professor, lecturer, educator, and WMBE / private sector advisor, Assemblyman Mosley has dedicated his life to community advancement and preserving the multicultural elements that make Brooklyn, NY what it is today. Assemblyman Mosley’s overall commitment to underserved communities and embracing people of all nationalities maintains to be one of his highest priorities in his current capacity.
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, Veterans, Education and Banks, and is dedicated to helping struggling working families and giving his diverse 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 as the Budget Chair, 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.
In November of 2016 Assemblyman Mosley was selected by the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) at the City University of New York as a part of its inaugural class of Lindsay Fellows. Named in honor of former New York City Mayor John Lindsay, the Lindsay Fellows program offers a distinct group of city and state legislators the opportunity to engage with key figures from the private and public sectors. In 2017, Assemblyman Mosley was selected as a Henry Toll Fellow and accepted into the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations program; both programs he plans to attend in 2018. Recently, Assemblyman Mosley was selected for the CoLab Mel King Community Fellows Program at MIT. Mel King Fellows focus on emerging issues in cities and investigate longstanding debates about deepening democracy.
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, (AIEF). 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. In conjunction with the Assemblyman’s work with AIEF, Mr. Mosley was recently honored and appointed as an American Israel Public Affairs Committee Connects Council Co-Chair for 2017/2018. In addition, Assemblyman Mosley has been invited and has been given the honor to present before international delegation in South Africa, Spain, Japan and Toronto—where he has addressed a multitude of issues ranging from anti-Semitism, globalization and cooperative healthcare initiatives.