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Governor Nominates Community Leader, Former State Legislator to Lead Department of State

Governor Nominates Walter T. Mosley to Lead Department of State
Governor Hochul last week announced the nomination of longtime Brooklyn community leader Walter T. Mosley to serve as New York’s 69th Secretary of State. He served for nearly a decade in the New York State Assembly.

Walter T. Mosley

“The Department of State plays a critical role implementing a broad array of government services, from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative to the Office for New Americans,” Governor Hochul said. “Walter Mosley’s public service in the New York State Assembly and his years of leadership in his community have given him the skills and experience necessary to lead this Department into the future.”

Mosley said, “I am deeply honored to be chosen by Governor Hochul to serve as Secretary of State. My career has been focused on finding ways to make government work for the people, and I am thrilled to take on this pivotal role in state government.”
Upon confirmation by the New York State Senate, Mosley will begin his tenure in the post. He served in the New York State Assembly from 2013 to 2020, representing communities in central Brooklyn including the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

He served as a Legislative Analyst and Oversight Investigator for the New York City Council, Senior Consultant to the New York State Assembly, and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly prior to becoming a member of the New York Legislature in 2013.

He received a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and received a law degree from Howard University. Mr. Mosley currently lives in the Capital Region.