Democratic attorney general candidate Tish James on Thursday began to rack up a series of endorsements, a day after she formally entered the race for the party’s nomination.

James was endorsed by the New York State Nurses Association, as well as state lawmakers who hold leadership posts in the state Assembly.

Tish James knows and defends the value of public education, hailing as a graduate of NYC Public Schools and CUNY,” said Nurses Association President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez.

“She’s taken on powerful corporate interests and has served as a tireless advocate and spokesperson for marginalized communities: from housing to healthcare to daycare to environmental justice. Her track record reflects courage in combatting corruption in many forms and commitment in stopping the privatization and termination of critical public services. This is why we call her ‘the people’s lawyer.’”

James was also endorsed by Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, a Rochester-area Democrat who is running for Congress this year, as well as Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper.

“As someone who has worked with children and families my whole career, I have always admired Public Advocate Tish James’ commitment to standing up for our families,” Hooper said.

“Tish has worked to reform our foster care system, passed historic legislation to help close the wage gap for women, and used the law as a vehicle to safeguard the rights of all New Yorkers. From my district, to Long Island, to every region of our state, we can count on Tish James to be the ‘people’s lawyer’ and make us all proud.”