Letitia James: Professional Career
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New York City Council Tenure (2004 to 2013)
- In November 2001, James made her first run for the 35th Council District and in a close race, she received 42% of the vote on the Working Families Party line, but lost to James E. Davis. In November 2003, she won by a big margin in the second race and was elected to the council.
- In 2005, James became involved in advocating against the proposed Brooklyn Nets Arena in her district. Her actions here put here againsts her Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Marty Markowitz and developer Bruce Ratner.
- In November 2005, she was again re-elected to the council under a Democratic line with 88.11% of the votes.
- In 2006, James represented the owner of a building called Broken Angel House, Arthur Wood pro bono to help him keep his home after a fire incident.
- She sponsored New York law 2007/29, which addressed "the Alternative Enforcement Program by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and violations of the housing maintenance code and multiple dwelling law and 2008/004, which addressed the availability of Child Health Plus laws in day cares."
- In 2008, James partnered with Bill de Blasio to advocate against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempts to seek a third term without a voter referendum.
- In 2009, she again won the Democratic primary and went on to win re-election for another term.
- In 2011, James partnered with New York State Senator Eric Adams, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and NY city councilman Jumaane Williams, and called upon Mayor Bloomberg to investigate systemic corruption in the NYPD.
- In May 2013, she partnered with construction unions, community groups and other elected officials in the Article 78 lawsuit "against the Bloomberg administration and Acadia Realty Trust seeking the shut-down of the City Point real estate project and a reassessment of its environmental impact."
Public Advocate and Attorney General
- In 2013, James was elected the Public Advocate of New York City. She won a second term on November 7, 2017.
- In June 2016, she tried to pressure six financial institutions that included BB&T, Berkshire Bank, Citizens Financial Group, People's United Bank, Regions Financial Corporation, and TD Bank into ending the practise of giving financial services to gun manufacturers.
- Currently, James serves as the Attorney General of New York. She entered office in on January 1, 2019 and her term ends on January 1, 2023.
- She ran for the Attorney General office on a Democratic line and won the general election on November 6, 2018 with 61.9% of the vote.
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