By COLlive reporter
New York State’s new Attorney General Letitia James is the first black woman to hold statewide office and she is also New York’s first African-American attorney general and the first woman elected to the position.
What many don’t know is that she got her start in Crown Heights.
“I’m an honorary Lubavitch,” she said in an interview before the election. She has served for a decade as a member of the New York City Council, representing the 35th Council District, which includes Crown Heights.
James will be coming back to her roots this week as she holds a “Jewish Community Meet & Greet Reception” to meet with local residents and discuss neighborhood’s concerns and how her new office can help.
The public event – which requires advanced registration – will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the program begins at 6:00 pm.
Refreshments will be catered kosher.