Lateefah Williams to Run for D.C. Attorney General

James Wright | 7/11/2014, 3:55 p.m.
Lateefah Williams

Lateefah Williams, an attorney and civic activist, wants to use her extensive experience in legislative and public policy positions to become the first elected attorney general for the District.

Williams, 37, a Northeast resident, has served as president of the powerful Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, a national committeewoman for the DC Young Democrats and sits on the D.C. Democratic State Committee.

"I have spent my career as a public advocate," she said. "For me, working in the public interest has not been something to do on the side while I enrich corporations. Rather, I made a conscious choice to dedicate my career to public service and I believe that as a community-oriented public servant, I am best suited to represent all Washingtonians and protect our most vulnerable citizens."

Williams is a 1998 graduate of North Carolina Central University and got her law degree from Georgetown University in 2001. She has worked for the Prince George's County state Senate delegation, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 and as a policy analyst for OMB Watch.

Karl Racine, Edward "Smitty" Smith and Paul Zukerberg are also running for attorney general in the Nov. 4 election.