Wall Street Journal: Candidate’s Age Often Listed Incorrectly

August 22, 2013 1:00 am In the News

Over more than a decade in public life, City Council Member Letitia “Tish” James’s age has appeared in media reports many times, with one consistent problem: It is almost always incorrect.

In the most recent instance, Ms. James, the frontrunner in the race to become New York City’s public advocate, and a campaign aide separately told The Wall Street Journal that she was 50 years old for an article published in July.

Ms. James is actually 54, according to her New York City voter registration card, her New York state law license and school records at Lehman College in the Bronx, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1982. She was born Oct. 18, 1958.

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