The state Legislature has voted to appoint Barbara Underwood as interim Attorney General.

Underwood, the state's solicitor general,  became the state's top legal chief when Eric Schneiderman resigned on May 8th following allegations of abuse.

She was chosen from a field of 12 candidates.

Underwood is the first woman to serve as Attorney General in New York State.

“I want to thank the legislature for entrusting me with the privilege of serving as New York’s 66th Attorney General."  said Underwood.  "It is a tremendous honor and I pledge to serve the people of the Great State of New York with honesty, integrity, and all of the skills I have acquired during decades of public service.

Underwood has announced that she will not seek election in the Fall.

Democrats will nominate their candidate for attorney general at this week's state convention on Long Island.