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Democrat Jumaane Williams says he’s running for NY governor

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Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 8:23 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2021 at 10:46 AM EST
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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City’s elected public advocate Jumaane Williams is running for New York governor.

The self-described activist is the most progressive candidate in next year’s increasingly crowded Democratic primary race already featuring Gov. Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James.

Williams is a 45-year-old former New York City councilman who serves as a public ombudsman in his role as the city’s public advocate.

He shared his plans with The Associated Press before formally rolling out his campaign Tuesday.

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