Kathleen C. Hochul
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Kathleen C. Hochul

Democrat

Lieutenant Governor

New York

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Capitol
New York State Capitol Building
Albany, NY. 12224
The Capitol
170 State Street
Albany, NY. 12224
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Kathleen C. Hochul

Lieutenant Governor
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63
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
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Kathleen Courtney Hochul (HOH-kəl; born August 27, 1958) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 57th and current governor of New York since August 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Hochul is the first woman governor of New York.After serving on the Hamburg Town Board and as Deputy Erie County Clerk, Hochul was appointed Erie County Clerk in 2007. She was elected to a full term as Erie County Clerk in 2007 and was re-elected in 2010. In May 2011, Hochul won a four-candidate special election for New York's 26th congressional district to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of then-United States Representative Chris Lee, becoming the first Democrat to represent the district in 40 years. She served as a United States Representative from 2011 to 2013. Hochul was defeated for reelection in 2012 by Chris Collins after the district's boundaries and demographics were changed in the decennial reapportionment process. Hochul later worked as a government relations executive for the Buffalo-based M&T Bank.In the 2014 New York gubernatorial election, Andrew Cuomo selected Hochul as his running mate; after they won the election, Hochul was inaugurated as lieutenant governor. Cuomo and Hochul were reelected in 2018. Hochul took office as governor of New York on August 24, 2021, after Cuomo resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.

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Experience

Education

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The Catholic University of America
Juris Doctor
1983
Hamburg High School
1972 - 1976
Syracuse University
Bachelor of Arts
1976 - 1980

Past Positions

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Governor
State of New York
2021 - Current
Lieutenant Governor
State of New York
2015 - 2021
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2011 - 2013
Former Member
Hamburg Town Council
Deputy County Clerk
Erie County
2007 - 2011
Former Legal Counsel
Senator Patrick Moynihan
Former Legal Counsel
Congressperson John LaFalce
Former Vice President for Strategic Relationships
Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company (M&T Bank)

Other Experience

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Chair
Governor Cuomo's Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction
Current
Chair
New York State Workforce Investment Board
Current
Co-Founder
Kathleen Mary House
2006
Chair
Regional Economic Development Councils
Chair
New York State Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission
Co-Founder
Village Action Coalition
Member
Hamburg Town Board
Member
Board of Trustees, Immaculata Academy

Campaign Funding

2012
20
12
$4,602,796
Total Raised
$4,602,796
Total Spent
$0
Cash on Hand

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Largest Contributors

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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics