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Letitia James

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New York Attorney General (2019 - Present)

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Letitia James (Democrat) is the Attorney General of New York. James was elected to the office on November 6, 2018. She succeeded Barbara Underwood (D), who served from 2018 to 2019.

James advanced from the Democratic primary for attorney general with 40.3 percent of the vote. She went on to win the general election on November 6, 2018, with 61.9 percent of the vote. James also ran in the 2018 election as a Working Families Party and Independence Party candidate through fusion voting.

James is a former Democratic New York City Public Advocate in New York. First elected in 2013, James won a new term in the general election on November 7, 2017. James also ran on the Working Families ballot line. She also served on the New York City Council from 2004 to 2013.

James earned her bachelor's degree from the City University of New York. She later received her J.D. from Howard University.