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HON. LETITIA JAMES

NYS Attorney General

A Democrat, lawyer and public servant, Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th NYS Attorney General,  the first woman of color to hold a statewide office and the first woman to be elected AG. One of New York’s most powerful politicians, she has a reputation as a left of center official who is impervious to wrongdoing by her peers.  Her AG hit list identifies people like former US President Trump, the National Rifle Association, Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio,  NYPD, and scores of corporate miscreants for civil and criminal investigations. 

A formidable power-to-the-people advocate, James has organized attorneys general from around the country to sue the federal government for misguided policies.      

Before landing in Albany at the AG’s office, she held the elected posts of NY City Council member and NYC Public Advocate.  She also served as legal counsel to NYS Assembly Member  Al Vann and worked as NYS Assembly Member Roger Green’s chief of staff, all invaluable experiences for politicos in progress.  She flirted with allegiances to both the Democratic Party and the Working Families Party, both influential to her political aspirations.

A Brooklyn, NY native, James  earned a BA from Lehman College, CUNY, and a JD from Howard University Law School.  What’s the next chapter in Tish James’ career … NYS Governor or a Federal cabinet post?

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