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, Prospect 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 such as housing, juvenile justice, and criminal justice reform. Diana is a member on the Assembly standing committees on Banks, Children and Families, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Mental Health, Small Business, Women’s Caucus, and The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus where she holds an executive role on its sub-committee for women of color as Secretary.
While earning her Bachelor’s 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 a Master’s in Public Administration degree with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Evaluation from the School of Public Affairs at CUNY Baruch College.