Candidate name: Tish James

State: New York

Bio: Tish James is the public advocate for the city of New York, making her the first woman of color to hold citywide office in the Big Apple, but now she has her sights set on reaching bigger heights and is running for attorney general. James is quite familiar with public office, having also served as a City Council member representing New York City’s 35th District in Brooklyn. A graduate of Howard University School of Law, James is presenting herself as “the People’s Lawyer,” placing on her platform issues such as the opioid abuse and addiction epidemic, reducing the student-loan burden and protecting immigrants.

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