Letitia James Launches Bid To Become New York State Attorney General

Leticia James, a public advocate in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, formally launched her bid to become the first woman of color to become the attorney general for the state of New York.

James, who represents the Democratic party, says that she was inspired by African-American predecessors Thurgood Marshall and Barbara Jordan. James has dubbed herself as the “the people’s lawyer” and promises to defend the causes of the vulnerable and provide resistance to the hostile forces in Washington on behalf of New York State residents.

The kickoff rally for the campaign of Leticia James took place at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Her resume includes time spent as a public defender, a New York City Councilwoman, and an Assistant District Attorney. Leticia James is the first Democrat to formally announce the intent to seek the position vacated by Eric Schneiderman due to allegations of abuse against women.

The James campaign has already garnered the support of three top labor unions and local representative of these unions joined James onstage at the announcement rally along with members of the city council.

Leticia James has just begun her second term as public advocate and is now turning her attention to the task of securing the nomination for the Democratic party in preparation for the November election. The nomination convention for the New York State Democratic party will be held next week.

The initial campaign speech of James promised to address the topic of corruption in the state politics of New York. The issue of corruption has plagued the state for some time now and has recently caused problems for present New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

A top aide for Cuomo, Joe Percoco, was convicted in March of charges that included the solicitation of bribes and wire fraud. A former assemblyman, Sheldon Silver, was also convicted at a pre-trial hearing a week ago.

When asked about the situations involving corruption in the Cuomo camp, James expresses that the citizens of New York State deserve a government “that works for them” and is not operating on a rent for hire basis to outside business interests.

Public Advocate for New York Letitia James is considering running for mayor come 2021

Public Advocate for New York Letitia James is considering running for mayor come 2021.
Letitia “Tish” James is currently the public attorney for the New York City, and there have been reports circulating about her running for the position of the mayor come 2021. Even though it has not been confirmed from the horse’s mouth, several occurrences have stirred some speculation about her stand in the next elections for the mayor of New York. The efforts of BuzzFeed News aimed at getting a confirmation from Letitia James about the alleged reports did not bear fruits as she replied: “No comment” to a probing text sent by BuzzFeed News. In an email sent to BuzzFeed News by the spokesperson for Letitia James, there were no signs of deniability that indeed the mayor of New York had reached out to the New Yorkers who want her in office. In September 2017, Letitia James told http://www.buzzfeed.com/news that she was optimistic about her next step in her career- clearly, she was interested. Attending the yearly MLK Day Celebration organized by Rev. Al Sharpton, a source attending the function spoke to BuzzFeed News and reported that those in attendance lightly referred to Letitia James as “Madame Mayor.” For an extended period, the office of the public attorney in the New York City has been a stepping stone to getting elected to the office of the mayor for the city. Bill De Blasio is a good example having been elected in the office of the mayor of New York City last year. Some of the other hopefuls in the race for the office of the mayor come 2021 include Hakeem Jeffries who is from Brooklyn and a Democrat in Congress. Ruben Diaz Jr who is the president for Bronx Borough and Scott Stringer a comptroller of the city of New York is also among the formidable candidates for the race of the office of the mayor of New York City. If Letitia James crashes her opponents and is elected into office, she would go down in the books of history as the first black woman to be mayor of New York. Letitia James is one who is focused on vouching for working families and those who are vulnerable in the New York community.