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New York Attorney General

Current State AG
Letitia James (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2019

Letitia James was elected Attorney General in 2018. Prior to her election, she served as the Public Advocate for New York City and as New York City Council Member for the 35th District, where she worked to improve living conditions in the city. She began her legal career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society and went on to head the Brooklyn Regional Office of the New York State AG’s Office. She is the first woman of color...

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Letitia James was elected Attorney General in 2018. Prior to her election, she served as the Public Advocate for New York City and as New York City Council Member for the 35th District, where she worked to improve living conditions in the city. She began her legal career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society and went on to head the Brooklyn Regional Office of the New York State AG’s Office. She is the first woman of color to hold statewide office in New York and the first woman to be elected AG.

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The AG is an elected position in New York.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none

Election Timeline & Candidates

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  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Tish James (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Tish James (D)

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Michael Henry (R)
Republican

Michael Henry (R)

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Sean Hayes (L)
Independent

Sean Hayes (L)

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Tish James (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Tish James (D)

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Michael Henry (R)
Republican

Michael Henry (R)

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Sean Hayes (L)
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Latest New York Attorney General News & Insights

AG James Leads Coalition Demanding Action on Baby Food Contaminants

New York AG Letitia James led a coalition of 22 AGs in calling for the FDA and USDA to take swift action to address elevated levels of  toxic and heavy metals in baby food, including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. According to AG James, the FDA has set or proposed limits on toxic metals in a wide…

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Verizon Resolves New York AG’s Claims Over Alleged Cooling Tower Violations

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with Verizon New York, Inc. to resolve allegations that Verizon failed to maintain its cooling towers in compliance with state and New York City laws and regulations. Cooling towers are mechanical systems on top of buildings that are used to cool industrial processes, indoor air, or energy…

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New York AG James Recovers Over $36 Million for Gift Card Fraud

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with global retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P. and whistleblower William S. French to resolve allegations that H&M improperly retained unused gift card balances that should have been transferred to the New York State Abandoned Property Fund, and falsely claimed that the funds had been transferred out of…

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