Hon. Walter T. Mosley is President and Chief Executive Officer at Mosley Advisory Group, LLC. Founded in February 2020, the Mosley Advisory Group (MAG) is a full service government and community relations firm with a concentration of emerging markets within education, alternative energy and cannabis. In addition to traditional services, MAG provides assistance to local, federal and statewide elected officials and campaign initiatives nationally.
Prior to being President and CEO to MAG, Mr. Mosley represented the 57th Assembly District within the New York State legislature. From 2013 to 2020 Mr. Mosley represented communities in central and downtown Brooklyn encompassing the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.
Over those years he has been a staunch advocate for his constituents both in Albany and within the district. Individually and alongside his colleagues, Mr. Mosley worked to pass crucial legislation to protect New Yorkers from unscrupulous landlords, furthered criminal justice reform, and expanded affordable housing opportunities on several fronts throughout his district and state.
As an outspoken critic against many of the draconian statewide rent laws that caused the housing crisis that exists today in New York City, Assemblyman Mosley worked tirelessly to combat the effects by helping to amend rent stabilized laws in an effort to provide more affordable housing for seniors, the disabled and working families.
Mr. Mosley in 2019 and 2020 advocated for the legalization of adult-use cannabis in New York; through his work on criminal justice reform and decriminalization of the practice, Mr. Mosley accomplished these measures serving as co-chair of the Assembly’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus’ Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Task Force. From his leadership Mr. Mosley ensured that social equity firms and businesses would have a fair opportunity to be involved in the economic rollout of the adult use cannabis industry in New York.
Mr. Mosley has been a proud member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus, the Jewish Caucus, and the Hispanic Task Force. In his capacity as a BPHA Caucus member, Mr. Mosley served as second Vice Chair and as the Budget Chair.
Mr. Moasley served on the Assembly’s Agricultural Committee, Codes, Corrections, Education, Housing, Veterans’ Affairs, and the Assembly’s Steering Committees.
Mr. Mosley was a member of the New York State Caucus of Environmental Legislators, State Legislators Against Illegal Guns (SLAIG), the American State Legislators For Gun Violence Prevention (ASLGVP), and served on the bi-partisan Leaders Eradicating All Poverty (LEAP) – an initiative to combat poverty, wage discrimination, and income inequality throughout New York State. Likewise, Mr. Mosley served on the New York State Assembly’s Anti-Poverty Workgroup.
Some of his distinguished honors include: 2017/18 Fellowship with Mel King/Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Advancing Economic Democracy & Development; 2016 NYS Delegation – 75th Anniversary Attack on Pearl Harbor; 2016 Recipient – The MLK/Lindsay Award presented by the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King/Commission; 2019 NYS D-Day Delegation – 75th Anniversary Normandy Invasion; and 2020 NYS Poland Legislative Delegation – 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation.
Mr. Mosley has had a long history of public service throughout his life. He served as a Legislative Analyst and Oversight Investigator for the New York City Council and went on to serve as 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 Assembly.
In 2008 he was a New York State Pledged Delegate for President Barack Obama on behalf of the 10th Congressional District. Likewise, Assemblyman Mosley was a NYS Pledged Delegate for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on behalf of the 8th Congressional District in 2016.
As a college lecturer, Mr. Mosley has shared his knowledge on the inner workings of government with students in New York, and at the same time has continued his own educational advancement. In November of 2016 Mr. Mosley was selected by the Institute for State and Local Governance at the City University of New York as a part of its inaugural class of City University of New York/Lindsay Fellow. Named in honor of former New York City Mayor John Lindsay, the Lindsay Fellowship program is offered to a distinct group of city and state legislators the opportunity to engage with key figures from the private and public sectors.
In 2017, Assemblyman Mosley was selected as a Henry Toll Fellow, and in 2018 he was accepted into the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations program with a concentration on emerging global economic issues.