Biography

Assemblywoman Latrice  Walker
Latrice Monique Walker was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2014 to fill a vacant seat. A native of the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Assemblywoman Latrice Walker is a licensed attorney, and has made a name for herself as a strong voice and advocate from the streets of Brownsville to the Halls of Justice.

Assemblywoman Walker was educated in the New York City public schools. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree from SUNY Purchase College, where she double-majored in Sociology and Political Science. She achieved a Juris Doctorate Degree in Law from Pace University and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2007.

Assemblywoman Walker has dedicated her life’s work to advocacy. For nearly a decade, Assemblywoman Walker has worked with local elected officials to preserve affordable housing while advocating for residents of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Born and raised in Prospect Plaza, a NYCHA development demolished under a Federal HOPE VI grant, the Assemblywoman has firsthand experience on the effects of displacement and the need for adequate legislative representation. As a litigator, she has helped tenants avoid eviction and defended young minority victims of “stop-and-frisk” practices.

Assemblywoman Walker is not new to the legislative process, having served as Counsel to U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke since 2007; helping to plan, organize, and integrate the congressional agenda to improve her community. She played a central role in facilitating the federal, state, and city governments’ community planning and development initiatives while evaluating their economic and civic effect on the community.

Assemblywoman Walker represents the 55th Assembly District in the New York State Legislature as a member of the Housing, Election Law, Energy, Correction, and Insurance Committees. Currently, she serves as the Chair for the Subcommittee on Renewable Energy.

Assemblywoman Walker is a member of the New York City Bar Association and a founding member of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals. As a private citizen, Latrice remains very active in community affairs and is a member of Wayside Baptist Church, a preeminent faith institution in her community.

Assemblywoman Latrice Walker resides in Ocean-Hill Brownsville and is the proud mother of a daughter, Nile Anderson.



Videos

Walker Helps Pass Bill to Create the Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct
Walker Helps Pass Bill to Create the Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct
Assemblymember Walker Fights for Bail Reform
Assemblymember Walker Fights for Bail Reform
Walker: New York Needs Bail Reform
Walker: New York Needs Bail Reform
Walker On Bringing Fairness To Our Bail System
Walker On Bringing Fairness To Our Bail System
Walker Introduction of Students and Staff from Macademy School
Walker Introduction of Students and Staff from Macademy School
Walker: Increase Grant for Affordable Housing
Walker: Increase Grant for Affordable Housing
Assemblywoman Walker Fights for Fair Bail
Assemblywoman Walker Fights for Fair Bail
Assemblywoman Walker Fights for Updates to NYCHA Buildings
Assemblywoman Walker Fights for Updates to NYCHA Buildings
Walker shares her personal story as a former NYCHA resident
Walker shares her personal story as a former NYCHA resident
Walker Addresses Steps Toward Success for SYEP Students
Walker Addresses Steps Toward Success for SYEP Students
Walker Pays Tribute to the Life of Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker
Walker Pays Tribute to the Life of Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker
MWBE Participation And Re-entry Housing
MWBE Participation And Re-entry Housing
Walker On NYCHA Funding Needs
Walker On NYCHA Funding Needs
Walker Pays Tribute and Remembrance to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Walker Pays Tribute and Remembrance to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Remembering 2010 Haitian Earthquake Victims
Remembering 2010 Haitian Earthquake Victims
ACD's and Marijuana Charges in the Judiciary System
ACD's and Marijuana Charges in the Judiciary System
Budget: Raise the Age
Budget: Raise the Age
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday Morning Drinking
Sunday Morning Drinking
Assemblywoman Walker on Voting Rights
Assemblywoman Walker on Voting Rights
District 23 Community Education Council Meeting
District 23 Community Education Council Meeting
Affordable Housing Must Come Before Profit
Affordable Housing Must Come Before Profit
Addiction Epidemic
Addiction Epidemic
Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act Passes Assembly
Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act Passes Assembly
Minor Marijuana Possession Charges Shouldn't  Ruin Lives
Minor Marijuana Possession Charges Shouldn't Ruin Lives
Juneteenth Day
Juneteenth Day
Protecting Affordable Housing in Alfred Lama's Former District
Protecting Affordable Housing in Alfred Lama's Former District
Protecting Women's Reproductive Rights
Protecting Women's Reproductive Rights
Accommodations For Breast Feeding Mothers
Accommodations For Breast Feeding Mothers
NYS Climate and Control Protection Act
NYS Climate and Control Protection Act
Mayoral Control of New York City Schools
Mayoral Control of New York City Schools
Opposition to Mayoral Control of New York City Schools
Opposition to Mayoral Control of New York City Schools
Assemblywoman Walker on Teen Voting
Assemblywoman Walker on Teen Voting
Improve Information Access and Availability for Asian Americans
Improve Information Access and Availability for Asian Americans
Ethics Reform Legislation
Ethics Reform Legislation
Walker Discusses The SNUG Agenda
Walker Discusses The SNUG Agenda
Job Training for Newly Released Inmates
Job Training for Newly Released Inmates
Tax Credits to Homeowners Who Install Solar Panels
Tax Credits to Homeowners Who Install Solar Panels
Felina Backer Introduction
Felina Backer Introduction
Pamela Junior Introduction
Pamela Junior Introduction
Resolution Mourning the Death of Candace Baptiste
Resolution Mourning the Death of Candace Baptiste
Assemblywoman Walker Discusses the Importance of Paid Family Leave in New York
Assemblywoman Walker Discusses the Importance of Paid Family Leave in New York
Assemblywoman Walker Discusses Legislation Ensuring More Voters Have the Opportunity to Participate in Elections
Assemblywoman Walker Discusses Legislation Ensuring More Voters Have the Opportunity to Participate in Elections
Walker On The Lack Of Funding For NYCHA
Walker On The Lack Of Funding For NYCHA
State of the State Reaction
State of the State Reaction
Improving energy efficiency
Improving energy efficiency
Concerned about the State of the State
Concerned about the State of the State
Excited to be the New Chair
Excited to be the New Chair
Rent Control and Regulation
Rent Control and Regulation
Special Investigator of Police Caused Fatalities
Special Investigator of Police Caused Fatalities
Gun Violence Awareness Resolution
Gun Violence Awareness Resolution
Introduction Of Mr. Bob Law
Introduction Of Mr. Bob Law
Automatic Youthful Offender Determinations
Automatic Youthful Offender Determinations
Fighting for More Community-Control of New York City Schools
Fighting for More Community-Control of New York City Schools
Introduction of Honorable  Una S. T. Clarke
Introduction of Honorable Una S. T. Clarke
Justice for all
Justice for all
FDNY Engine 239 Introduction
FDNY Engine 239 Introduction
Alerting Crime Victims
Alerting Crime Victims
Brookdale Needs YOU
Brookdale Needs YOU
Education Budget Bill Vote Explanation
Education Budget Bill Vote Explanation
Assemblywoman Walker Votes To Protect A Woman's Right To Choose
Assemblywoman Walker Votes To Protect A Woman's Right To Choose
Rev. Dr. Barbara Austin-Lucas
Rev. Dr. Barbara Austin-Lucas
Human Trafficking Legislation
Human Trafficking Legislation
Local Groups Visit Albany
Local Groups Visit Albany
Budget Priorities
Budget Priorities
Sexual Assault Complaints
Sexual Assault Complaints
Protecting Our Vulnerable Children
Protecting Our Vulnerable Children
Keeping Brooklyn Affordable for Working Families
Keeping Brooklyn Affordable for Working Families
Advocating for Struggling Communities
Advocating for Struggling Communities
Budget Hearing on Housing
Budget Hearing on Housing
Reducing Rates of Recidivism
Reducing Rates of Recidivism
Welcome to the Assembly
Welcome to the Assembly
June 19, 2018
"In many instances my district was ground zero to a number of incidents where people had to be exonerated, a number of them occurred in the Ocean-Hill Brownsville section of my neighborhood, and it's not uncommon for me to have people who come into my office who said they have done 27 years and they were wrongfully convicted," said Assemblywoman Latrice Walker on legislation she helped pass that would create the State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct to ensure justice is served and provide transparency.   (A05285-C)
 
June 19, 2018
"In many instances my district was ground zero to a number of incidents where people had to be exonerated, a number of them occurred in the Ocean-Hill Brownsville section of my neighborhood, and it's not uncommon for me to have people who come into my office who said they have done 27 years and they were wrongfully convicted," said Assemblywoman Latrice Walker on legislation she helped pass that would create the State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct to ensure justice is served and provide transparency.   (A05285-C)