Ramdat Singh is the incumbent District Leader of the 81st Assembly District. In 2022, he made history as New York’s first openly gay, Indo-Caribbean, District Leader elected statewide. Ramdat was born and raised in the 81st Assembly District, in the Norwood section, where he lived until age 23. He then moved to Kingsbridge, where he currently resides. For the past 9 years Ramdat has worked for the Department of Education, as a Special Education and History teacher, and is currently being trained on screening students for dyslexia. Ramdat graduated from the City College of New York, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and public policy. He earned his Master’s in Education from Brooklyn College and recently earned a second master’s degree in Public Administration from the City College of New York. Ramdat has extensive campaign and policy experience and has been involved in advocacy campaigns for small class size, restorative justice practices, making Diwali a school holiday, pay parity for early childhood educators, and inclusive school curriculum. He is a founding member of the Unity Democratic Club and a member of the Democracy committee of Northwest Bronx Indivisible.  Previously, he was the Director of Civic Engagement for the Caribbean Equality Project, overseeing a citywide effort to increase voter turnout within Caribbean Communities.

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