Letitia James sworn in as NY attorney general

January 01, 2019 07:19 PM

New York has a new attorney general.

Letitia James was sworn in just before midnight on Monday. She is now the first black woman to hold this statewide office.

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The 60-year-old Democrat is set to participate in Tuesday's inauguration ceremony on Ellis Island. 

James has been a prominent Democrat in New York City for years.

She says she'll host a series of informal meet-and-greets across the state. 

Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood did not run for reelection and is returning to her former position as the state's solicitor general.


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