Robin Wilt has been a licensed real estate professional for 18 years, and is currently the Principal/Owner of a proprietary real estate brokerage firm located in Brighton. In January 2018, Ms. Wilt began serving as the second African American ever elected to Brighton Town Council. She was re-elected to her second term in November, 2020. Ms. Wilt 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 Racial Justice Initiative of Citizen Action New York, 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 Brighton Believes Council. Ms. Wilt is an alumna of Dartmouth College, where she studied Government, and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society.
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.
Robin hopes to leverage her background as a progressive activist within the Rochester community to continue to increase civic engagement and enhance access to government and programming for all Brighton residents and the Greater Rochester community.