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Voters Guide: The likely winner in the race for public advocate

Letitia "James

(Credit: Letitia James)

Letitia James is running for public advocate on the Democratic and Working Families party lines. She has no Republican opponent, so it is likely she will become the first African-American woman to hold citywide office.

BACKGROUND: James, 55 is a City Council member representing Brooklyn’s 35th District, which includes Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, parts of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights and...

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