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Biography

Diana Richardson
Diana Richardson was elected to the state Assembly on May 6, 2015. She represents the 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn, which includes the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Lefferts Gardens, Wingate and East Flatbush. She is a first generation native of Crown Heights, Brooklyn of West Indian descent. With a strong passion for community, Diana has worked to improve the overall welfare of her neighbors through raising awareness on key issues that continue affecting their neighborhoods.

While earning her Bachelorís Degree in Public Administration at CUNY Medgar Evers College, Diana discovered her passion for public service and it was clear that community empowerment would be her central focus. Diana later obtained her Masterís of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Evaluation from the School of Public Affairs at CUNY Baruch College.

She began her career in the New York State Senate serving as the Director of Constituent Affairs in the office of Senator Kevin Parker of the 21st Senatorial District. This experience provided Diana with opportunities to master managing key relationships with community-based organizations, state and city agencies, faith-based communities and district stakeholders.

Prior to her election as Assemblymember, Diana used her program development and advocacy skills for a youth and family service organization dedicated to changing the way America cares for children and families. In this position, she represented the agency with community partners and government officials. Enhancing the brand with her advocacy of at-risk youth and their families, Diana worked diligently to secure the safety and security for those who need it most. Her ability to build relationships throughout New York City and garner civic engagement in various districts ensured the success of the organization and the community at large.

Diana served as an Executive Member of Brooklynís Community Board 9 and the American Society of Public Administration. Her son, Isaac Bowen Jr., is 12 years old and according to Richardson, is her greatest accomplishment.