BC Alum Becomes NYC Watchdog, Despite Low Turnout in Special Election

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Brooklyn College alumnus Jumaane D. Williams was declared New York City’s new Public Advocate, officially ending a democratic free-for-all that began when former Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James vacated her position in 2019 to become New York’s Attorney General. Now Williams is the city’s official watchdog, as well as first in the line of succession should Mayor de Blasio die – or vacate his post to run for President in 2020.