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Letitia James: 8 Things Need To Know

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American lawyer, activist, and politician Letitia Ann "Tish" James was born on October 18, 1958.

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She is the current Attorney General of New York and a a member of the Democratic Party.

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She is the first person of African-American descent as well as the first woman to be elected to the position.

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Between the years 2004 and 2013, James was an elected official on the New York City Council.

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She was the representative for the 35th district, which includes a parts of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant in addition to the Brooklyn communities of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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As the first African American woman to be elected to and serve in a citywide office in New York City, she made history when she became the Public Advocate.

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On October 29, 2021, she made the announcement that she will be running for attorney general. On December 9, 2021, she decided to stop her campaign and instead compete for re-election as attorney general.

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In the election for governor of New York in 2022, James stood for election as a candidate.

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