An attorney and businesswoman, she argues that residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant are buoyed by the "change" that Barack Obama brought to Washington, and that they want to see and feel the same on their home turf.
"They want to be part of change and want to see a change in their community," Wright said.
Her theme, in fact, might be the following tune. (Click the right-pointing arrow on the below image.)
Wright was interviewed and photographed at the counter of her Common Grounds café, a pleasant meeting spot with scents of tea, coffee and pastries wafting throughout. It's a place that meshes well with the mood of the above song titled "A Change is Coming," which was written by Alex Pascall, a Caribbean-born musician and journalist who last year dedicated the song to the candidacy of Obama.
Wright, whose café is on Tompkins Avenue between Putnam and Jefferson Avenues, says her community experience includes time of the local Community Board. Born and raised in Bed-Stuy, she is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School.
Noting that challengers to Vann -- who has held elective office for 35 years -- are continuing to surface, Wright has heard that some of them are sniping at each other. [See a recent BrooklynRon post.]
"I pray it doesn't become a nasty campaign," she said.
The kind of person who should be representing the area, she said, should be constantly involved and receptive to new ideas.
"I think we need new ideas at this point," she said. "We need someone that can collaborate with others and execute" new programs, especially programs aimed at developing new businesses.
Wright's Facebook page says, among other things, that she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and that she enjoys biking, jogging and walking.
And, oh yes, she especially enjoys working and living in Bed-Stuy.