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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter

Eric T. Schneiderman
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Attorney General; State of New York


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What qualifies you for the office?

As a public-interest lawyer and lawmaker, I have spent my life fighting for justice. I represented women's health clinics being attacked by anti-choice groups, represented straphangers in a series of historic lawsuits against the MTA, and led the committee to expel Hiram Monserrate from the senate for domestic violence.

2. What do you see as the greatest challenges and highest priorities?

One of the most important jobs of the next Attorney General will be to restore the public's confidence in our public and private institutions. I will work to restore integrity to our state and local governments, protect New Yorkers from abusive debt collectors and insurance companies, and fight mortgage fraud.

3. What are your solutions?

I will put a public integrity officer in every regional office, enforce new state laws requiring insurance companies to spend more of our premiums on patient care, and create a team of elite prosecutors to enforce state anti-predatory lending rules. For my full Attorney General agenda, please visit

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