Welcome to the website of Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson. I am honored and proud to serve as the representative for the people of the 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn, featuring the communities of Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Wingate and Flatbush. The 43rd is home to a diverse array of individuals who add to the dynamic and exciting cultural flavor of the district. My office is open to all, and it is my goal to both offer service to the community to help any constituent seeking assistance, and to legislate with the needs of our residents at the forefront. You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do both in Albany and at home to pass laws designed to build a stronger, healthier and more vibrant New York. You can contact me with issues of concern, legislation you support or oppose, or ideas to help make our community stronger, healthier and safer. In addition, you can use the entire Assembly Web site as a great way to stay apprised of new legislation that impacts our state as well as the Assembly District. I encourage you to visit this site often to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank You for visiting.
Diana C. Richardson is a lifelong Brooklyn resident, the daughter of immigrants, a committed public servant, and a fearless leader. Richardson serves the 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn, New York which encompasses, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Wingate and East Flatbush. She brought her passion for community advocacy to Albany after being instated into the State Legislature in a special election in 2015. Working to find sustainable ways to establish progressive legislation for individuals throughout the State of New York, and building opportunities for those throughout the 43rd Assembly District have remained a core focus for her. Richardson’s legislative agenda focuses on civic engagement, education equity, permanent affordable housing, small business enhancement, criminal justice reform, anti-gun violence initiatives, community empowerment, and development. Richardson recognizes the importance of a multifaceted approach to community enhancement and development. Subsequently, she recently negotiated for fair housing, health, and education initiatives for the 43rd Assembly District, through the $1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative to address economic and health disparities throughout Central Brooklyn. Additionally, she fought for and increased the minimum wage for New York State to $15 by 2020. Public service runs through Richardson’s veins; subsequently, she recognized it was clear that a degree in Public Administration at Medgar Evers College was imperative. She later obtained a Masters in Public Administration at Baruch College at the City University of New York. Her passion for community empowerment then led her to serve as Director of Constituent Affairs in the New York State Senate. Richardson later used her advocacy skills to serve as the Strategic Partnership and Education Director at Boys Town New York a national youth and family service organization. Currently in the New York State legislature, she is a member of the Assembly standing committees ofBanks, Labor, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Mental Health, Small Business, Women’s Legislative Caucus, Task Force on Women's Issues and The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus. She is also the Second Vice Chair of the BLAC Association which raises funds for college scholarships.