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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 3, 2026
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none

Election Timeline & Candidates

  1. Candidate Filing Deadline
  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Tish James (D) declared winner
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) declared winner
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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Latest New York Attorney General News & Insights

Multistate AG Coalition Settles with Walmart for $3.1 Billion over Opioid Allegations

A group of 16 AGs reached a settlement with Walmart Inc., pending approval by the full coalition of 43 states, to resolve allegations regarding the company’s role in contributing to the nationwide opioid crisis. The settlement resolves allegations that Walmart pharmacies distributed and dispensed prescription opioid pain medication improperly. Under the terms of the settlement…

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AG James Settles With Cookware Company Over Return Policies

New York AG Letitia James settled with cookware company Hy Cite Enterprises, LLC—which owns the brands Royal Prestige and Kitchen Charm—to resolve allegations that Hy Cite’s door-to-door sales practices violated the state’s Door-to-Door Sales Protection Act, Executive Law, General Business Law, and Personal Property Law. According to the AG’s office, Hy Cite, the products of…

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AG James Secures $1.9 Million Settlement with Online Retailer For Security Breach

New York AG Letitia James secured a $1.9 million settlement with online fashion retailer Zoetop Business Company, Ltd. – which owns and operates popular e-commerce brands SHEIN and ROMWE – and SHEIN Distribution Corporation (collectively “SHEIN”) to resolve allegations that the companies violated New York consumer protection laws by mishandling customer data and misrepresenting the…

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