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Councilwoman Letitia James makes history, wins Public Advocate race

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Councilwoman Letitia James made history Tuesday night, becoming the first black woman to be elected to citywide office in New York.

The Brooklyn democrat beat out seven other candidates in the race for Public Advocate.

“Yes, this is indeed historic, because our government must be representative of all New Yorkers,” James said during her victory speech.

James replaces Bill de Blasio.