About Letitia “Tish” James
Letitia “Tish” James is the Public Advocate for the City of New York – the second highest ranking elected office in the City. As Public Advocate – she serves as a direct link between New Yorkers and their government – acts as a watchdog over City agencies – and investigates complaints about City services. She made history in 2014 – by becoming the first woman of color to hold citywide office in New York City. She is lawyer – activist in the Democratic Party. She previously served as a member of the New York City Council – representing Brooklyn’s 35th Council District – which includes the neighborhoods of Clinton Hill – Fort Greene – parts of Crown Heights – Prospect Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant.