About Robin

Activist roots bear fruit in office

A history of public service

Robin Wilt is a public servant, progressive activist, mother of three, and real estate broker. In January 2018, Ms. Wilt began serving as the second African American ever elected to Brighton Town Council, where she chairs the Community Services Committee, is co-Chair to the Finance and Administrative Services Committee, and serves as Liaison to the Town Board for the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advisory Board and the Sustainability Oversight Committee

She is married to husband Nicholas. Together, they have three sons, Benjamin Harris, Samuel Taylor, and Gregory Thomas. She is a founding Board Member of the Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Club, serves on the Board and on the Racial Justice Initiative of Citizen Action New York, she is a member of the Working Families Party, is on the Organizational Board of Local Progress NY, and is currently active in the Rochester Chapter of National Organization for Women, as well as a member of the Brighton PTSA, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and the Brighton Believes Council. In addition, Ms. Wilt serves on the Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development (IPSED) at SUNY Brockport. Ms. Wilt is an alumna of Dartmouth College, where she studied Government, and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society.


Power to the people

Robin’s entrée into politics was as the co-founder of the Genesee Valley chapter of Progressive Democrats of America, a grassroots organization dedicated to working inside and outside the Democratic Party to advance progressive causes. PDA-GV organized voter registration drives; town halls; candidate meet-and-greets; and petition drives. Robin’s efforts were recognized by Metro Justice at their 2009 Annual Dinner. More recently, Progressive Democrats of America was instrumental in recruiting Bernie Sanders to run for President in 2016. Ms. Wilt was elected as a Pledged Delegate to Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic National Convention.


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We need to preserve Robin’s progressive voice on the Town Board of Brighton.


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