Albany legislator advocates for change in the face of personal tragedy
Wanda Willingham lived through tremendous challenges, including the 1991 murder of her son, Elijah.
She remains passionate about helping others and about breaking barriers.
A big way she does that is through her work at the Albany County Legislature.
Willingham has served the 3rd Legislative District since 1999 and is currently the deputy chair of the Legislature.
Learn about how her memories of her son helped inspire her to become the advocate she is now by watching the video of Elaine Houston’s story.