The Assembly Minority Conference
New York State Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) announced the Minority Conferences appointees to the Independent Redistricting Commission. Charles Nesbitt, former Assembly Minority Leader, and Keith Wofford, an attorney and 2018 candidate for Attorney General, will serve on the eight-member panel charged with determining how election districts are drawn based on 2020 Census information.
This is a critical endeavor and Im pleased these two respected individuals will take part in the Redistricting Commission, Leader Barclay said. Their experience and knowledge of our electoral system and New Yorks unique landscape will be important as the Commission moves forward on this endeavor.
Charles Nesbitt was first elected to the state Assembly in 1992, and served as Minority Leader from 2002-2005. He represented the 137th Assembly District now the 139th Assembly District serving parts of Orleans, Niagara, Genesee and Monroe counties. Appointed by then-Gov. Pataki in 2005, he also served as President of the New York Tax Appeals Tribunal. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, he was a decorated helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, and served as councilman in the Town of Albion. Mr. Nesbitt is Principal Consultant at Charlie Nesbitt & Associates and resides in Albion.
Keith Wofford is the co-managing partner of the 400-lawyer New York office of Ropes & Gray, LLP, specializing in bankruptcy and financial cases. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Wofford was the Republican and Conservative candidate for New York State Attorney General in the 2018 election. He is a native of Buffalo and currently resides in New York City.