November 6, 2018

Speaker Heastie Congratulates Tish James on Election to Attorney General

I would like to offer my sincerest congratulations to Tish James on her election to the Office of Attorney General, the first African American woman to hold statewide office in New York State. She has undoubtedly blazed a trail that will help change the face of leadership in New York and inspire others to do the same.

Now more than ever, New Yorkers need a champion who understands the importance of progress and equality and will stand up for our constitutional rights. Tish James has dedicated her life to defending the rights of others and as the People's Lawyer, I know she will serve New Yorkers with the same vigilance.