White Plains – The four Democratic candidates for NYS Attorney General took part in a meet the candidates forum – titled Where They Stand at the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester, Thursday night, to share with Westchester residents why they are the candidate to vote for in the upcoming, September 13th primary (see video below).
The four democratic NYS AG candidates are Leecia Eve – former senior policy advisor to U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton; 2006 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, Letitia James – New York City Public Advocate (the Democratic nominee), Sean Patrick Maloney – U.S. Representative for New York’s 18th congressional district (all of Orange County and Putnam County, as well as parts of southern Dutchess County and northeastern Westchester County) and Zephyr Teachout – Fordham Law professor and former candidate for Governor of New York.
Black In Law Enforcement’s NY Representative and Black Westchester Publisher Damon K. Jones served as the forum’s moderator.. The forum was hosted by Indivisible Westchester, NYC16 Indivisible, Indivisible New Rochelle, Progressive Women of Pelham, Up2Us, the Westchester Women’s Democratic Alliance and the Westchester Black Political Conference. Green Party NYS AG candidate, Civil Rights Attorney Michael Sussman was also in attendance, but did not a participant of the democratic forum.
Former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on May 8, 2018 after allegations of domestic abuse and withdrew from his then-ongoing re-election campaign. Incumbent Attorney General Barbara Underwood was chosen by the Legislature to complete his unexpired term but is not seeking election to a full term.
The 2018 New York Attorney General election will take place on November 6, 2018. The New York primary election for state and local candidates will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018