In 2003, the Wilt family moved to Brighton to be closer to extended family. Since 2004, Robin has been a licensed real estate broker through her own limited liability company, Transcontinental Properties, LLC.
With her political science background and increasing concerns with the direction of the country, Robin co-founded 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.
In 2010, Robin was recruited to run against Sen. Joe Robach for New York State’s 56th Senate District. Robach is a popular and formidable incumbent, and prevailed in that election, as he has in every other contested State Senate election for his seat.
Shortly after the election, the Wilt family relocated to the Seattle area to further pursue Nicholas’s software career. The Wilts nevertheless kept their house and Robin maintained her real estate licensure in NYS for the duration. While in Washington, they maintained their focus on social justice, successfully advocating a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of their son, against the Mercer Island School District, for racial discrimination. As a result, the District implemented substantive policy improvements, including the creation of a Diversity Advisory Committee upon which Robin served. As a progressive Democrat, Robin represented her precinct and Legislative District as an elected delegate.
With their eldest son having accepted an appointment to the USMA West Point, and to benefit from one of the best public school systems in the U.S., the Wilt family relocated back to Brighton in January of 2017. Her younger sons attend school in the Brighton Central School District.
Robin Reynolds Wilt is a 48 year old Democrat, raised in Pittsford, New York. Born April 12, 1969, she resides in Brighton with her husband and three children. In September, Robin will celebrate her 22nd wedding anniversary with her husband, Nicholas. Together they have three children: Benjamin Harris (age 17), Samuel Taylor (age 16), and Gregory Thomas (age 12).
Early on, Robin learned the value of hard work from her parents, both Registered Nurses who immigrated from Guyana, South America. She attended Pittsford-Mendon High School where, along with competing in Varsity Track & Field, she was a National Achievement Scholar and Urban League of Rochester Black Scholar. She also was named a Kodak Scholar and awarded a scholarship for her academic achievement. Robin is an alumna of Dartmouth College (’91), where she studied government. She is an inductee of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
After Dartmouth, Robin relocated to the West Coast with her family, where her husband pursued a career in software development with Microsoft and NVIDIA.