Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is a former American politician and attorney who grew up in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York.
Spritzer worked as an attorney in private practice with several New York law firms, before becoming attorney general, where he worked for six years as a prosecutor with the office of the Manhattan district attorney. He was then elected to two, four-year terms as the Attorney General of New York, from 1999 to 2006. He was elected Governor of New York and served as the 54th governor of New York, from January 1, 2007, until his resignation on March 17, 2008 in the midst of a scandal concerning his solicitation of high-end prostitutes.
After his resignation, he has worked as a television host and an adjunct instructor; Spitzer also ran for office and made private investments in a start-up company.