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  James, Letitia
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameLetitia James
Address296 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, New York , United States
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Born October 18, 1958 (59 years)
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Dec 24, 2014 11:20pm
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InfoCouncil Member Letitia "Tish" James was lucky enough to be born in Brooklyn, and except for her law school education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., she has lived in Brooklyn all her life. She loves her community, in all its diversity, and has devoted her life to helping it thrive.

As Counsel and Chief of Staff to state assembly members, she saw, up close, that government could be made to work in the public's interest. For example, James worked on a law that gave grandparents rights in family court, and negotiated a bill that allocated money for reconstruction of the Franklin Avenue Shuttle and Atlantic Terminal Station. She also negotiated legislation pertaining to childcare, health care and the protection of transit workers. In Albany, she worked with the Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus, and other progressive Democrats.

During her law career, James served as a public defender for the Legal Aid Society and represented countless young individuals in the criminal justice system. In the administration of NYS Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, she was appointed the first Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Brooklyn Regional Office. In that capacity, she resolved hundreds of consumer complaints and investigated predatory lenders who prey on first-time homebuyers. She assisted the Civil Rights Bureau's investigation of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy and cracked down on firms engaged in deceptive business practices including violations of human rights, environmental laws and immigration scams.

James founded the Urban Network, a coalition of minority professional organizations that raises money and distributes college scholarships to inner city youth. She attended New York City public schools and CUNY's Lehman College prior to Howard University Law School. In 2003, she completed her Master's in Public Administration at Columbia University's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs.


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DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
05/10/2017-05/16/2017 Quinnipiac University 49.00% ( 6.0) 18.00% ( 5.0) 33.00% ( 1.0)
07/30/2015-08/04/2015 Quinnipiac University 43.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 4.0) 34.00% ( 5.0)
05/06/2015-05/11/2015 Quinnipiac University 43.00% ( 3.0) 19.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 3.0)
12/10/2014-12/16/2014 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0)

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  11/07/2017 New York City Public Advocate ???
  09/12/2017 NYC Public Advocate - D Primary Won 76.38% (+53.09%)
  11/05/2013 New York City Public Advocate Won 83.35% (+71.10%)
  10/01/2013 NYC Public Advocate - D Runoff Won 59.02% (+18.04%)
  09/10/2013 NYC Public Advocate - D Primary Won 36.11% (+2.49%)
  11/03/2009 New York City Council 35 Won 92.28% (+84.57%)
  09/15/2009 NYC Council 35 - D Primary Won 81.17% (+67.33%)
  11/08/2005 New York City Council 35 Won 88.35% (+81.32%)
  11/04/2003 New York City Council 35 Won 76.70% (+58.33%)
  11/06/2001 New York City Council 35 Lost 41.37% (-14.27%)
  09/25/2001 NYC Council 35 - D Primary Lost 32.09% (-5.28%)
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NYC Public Advocate - D Runoff - Sep 29, 2009 D Bill de Blasio
NYC Council 33 - D Primary - Sep 15, 2009 D Jo Anne Simon