New York’s Republican Party nominated New York City attorney Keith Wofford as their preferred candidate for attorney general May 24 at the Republican state convention in Manhattan. Wofford, 49, grew up on Winslow Avenue in Buffalo, attended Martin Luther School until fourth grade and transferred to and later graduated from City Honors School. He has an undergraduate and law school degree from Harvard University.
He is the co-managing partner of the New York City office of Ropes & Gray, an international law firm. Wofford said that if elected his priority will be combating New York’s chronic problem with political corruption. “I will put an end to it by going after public corruption wherever it leads and bring charges against those who violate the public trust, regardless of their title,” he said. Mr. Wofford is the party’s first-ever African- American nominee for attorney general.