Teachout announces possible run for attorney general


Teachout (file): “… an independent
fighter …”

CLINTON – Law professor Zephyr Teachout, who ran unsuccessfully for governor and congress, announced on Monday that she will form an exploratory committee to consider running for attorney general. She will make her final decision in the next few weeks.
She lives in the Dutchess County community of Clinton.
“The next attorney general of New York should be an independent fighter and a voice for the people, ready to take on corruption and lawlessness at the highest pinnacles of power,” she said. “She must be ready to pursue aggressive litigation against the lawlessness in the Trump administration, and investigate corruption in real estate, and on Wall Street.”
Teachout said the country is “living through a crisis in democracy, and it’s up to all of us to consider how we may best serve to repair it.”
She is currently an associate professor of law at Fordham Law School.