About Letitia “Tish” James
Public Advocate 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. In less than two years – Letitia James has transformed the Office of the Public Advocate to deliver real results and reforms for all New Yorkers. 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. Public Advocate James is a graduate of CUNY’s Lehman College and Howard University Law School. She previously served as an Assistant Attorney General – and a public defender. She currently resides in Brooklyn.
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