September 8, 2010 / 11:44 PM / 9 years ago

Factbox: Republican for NY AG says he'll fight corruption

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, the only Republican candidate for New York State Attorney General, will face off in November against the victor in next Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Here are some facts about him:

* Donovan was elected Richmond County District Attorney in November 2003, becoming the first Republican District Attorney in New York City in half a century. He was re-elected in 2007. As DA, Donovan’s rate of felony convictions is 94 percent, the highest in the city.

* A native of Staten Island, Donovan spent eight years as a prosecutor working under former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, who he says is a role model. He later served as Staten Island’s deputy borough president.

* Donovan is running on a platform of combating public corruption.

* He has pledged not to run for higher office for two years after serving his term as Attorney General.

Reporting by Edith Honan; Editing by Mark Egan

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