New York State assemblymember Clyde Vanel speaks on the Haiti earthquake resolution. Photo from the New York State Assembly.

QUEENS — Assemblymember Clyde Vanel has announced he is running for Attorney General in next year’s election. The Haitian-American politician aims to replace incumbent Letitia James, who is vacating the post to run for New York State governor.

If successful, Vanel would become the first Haitian-American to hold statewide office in New York.

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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at or on Twitter @larisakarr.