Rahsheim Wright was raised in Prince George’s County and is a proud product of the county public schools system. Wright has always been engaged in issue advocacy and electoral politics since his first campaign to elect his university dean to become the second African American mayor of Savannah, and Georgia. Since then, Wright has worked on local, state, congressional, and presidential elections in states around the country.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Savannah State University, Wright began working on corporate public relations campaigns with Cumulus Broadcasting, but never gave up his passion of fighting for underserved communities. He currently serves as campaign director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Maryland and DC State Council, which advocates on issues that help working families in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Previously he served at the US Department of Labor Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, working on issues such as disability employment policy, civil rights, pay equity, and job training. Before joining the Obama administration, he served as an aide to Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards, 4th Congressional District, Maryland.
Wright serves on the executive board of the Prince George’s Re-Entry Roundtable, a diverse group of individuals and organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of citizens returning home from prison. He also is a board member for The Training Source, a nonprofit in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, that provides training services to unemployed citizens and others who cannot afford to pay for training.