Letitia James is an American attorney, activist, and politician. She won the 2018 election to succeed Attorney General Barbara Underwood and is currently the Democratic Party’s nominee for Attorney General of New York. She is the first woman and African-American to hold the job.
James’ birth date is October 18, 1958. She was born and reared in Brooklyn and graduated from Lehman College in The Bronx before pursuing her J.D. at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She first served as a public defender before joining the office of the New York State Assembly and ultimately becoming an assistant attorney general (Brooklyn Regional Office).
Letitia James lives alone and is an independent woman. Her marital status is single and doesn’t have a relationship.
To deal with the widespread female wage disparity, her office processed over 32,000 citizen complaints, passed more laws than all prior Public Advocates combined, and pioneered a policy that prevented asking about salary history throughout the hiring process. Ms James successfully confronted the firearms business by urging the largest pension fund in New York City to sell its holdings in sellers of firearms and ammunition.
She advocated in court for kids and families on matters like tenant protection, children in foster care, and kids with disabilities. In November 2017, Tish James was re-elected as Public Advocate by many New Yorkers.
James spent ten years as the New York City Council representative for Brooklyn’s 35th Council District before becoming the Public Advocate. She helped establish the Safe Housing Act as a council member, requiring landlords of some of New York City’s poorest buildings to upgrade tenants’ living conditions.
She exposed the misconduct involved in the over $600 million scam known as the Office of Payroll Administration’s CityTime contract. She also advocated for the passage of a ground-breaking recycling package that included improved access to recycling in public areas, an expansion of plastic recycling, and a new programme for recycling apparel and textiles.
Letitia James is thought to have a $4 million net worth. Her main source of income comes from her employment as a politician and attorney. Letitia James receives an annual salary of around $1.5 million in addition to her other earnings from jobs.
She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the nation. Her prestigious job has allowed her to enjoy opulent living and expensive travel.