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Former hedge fund lawyer running for NYC public advocate


Reshma Saujani worked at Fortress, Blue Wave and Carret before becoming a Democratic politician.

  Reshma Saujani (Photo: Bloomberg)

Reshma Saujani built her career representing hedge funds as an elite financial lawyer. Now she hopes to apply those skills to help average New Yorkers.

Saujani launched her campaign to be New York City Public Advocate on April 23 using a populist tone. "I'm running for this office because New York deserves a Public Advocate who isn't just another politician, but a leader who advocates, delivers and gets things done for New Yorkers," said Saujani, a 37-year-old Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress in 2010. "We