Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul

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Kathy Hochul is a politician and attorney in the United States. Moreover, Kathy Hochul has been the lieutenant governor of New York since 2015. She is the 57th Governor of New York and is the first female governor of New York State.

Early life

Kathleen Courtney Hochul best known as Kathy Hochul was born on 27th August 1958, in Buffalo, New York, the United States of America. As of now, this lawyer is 63 years old and is a citizen of America. Moreover, she has a zodiac sign of Virgo. And, this woman is a Christian by religion.

In addition, she is the daughter of  John P. Courtney (father) and Pat Courtney (mother). Her father was a clerical worker while her mother was a home wife. She has five siblings whose names are unknown. She had to face these difficulties in her early years while living in a trailer near a steel industry.

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Caption: Kathy Hochul with her father (Source: Twitter)

Education

Regarding her academic career, she studied at Syracuse University. During this time, she began her political journey. She also took part in several events designed to improve student wellbeing. In addition, she was forced to lead a boycott of the bookstore due to a price increase.

She received an “A” in the student newspaper “The Daily Orange,” highlighting the changes she made in college. In 1980, Kathy graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In addition, she obtained her JD from Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 1984.

Professional career

Kathy Hochul began her career in law at a company in Washington, D.C. Before standing for government, she worked as a legal counsel and legislative assistant for US Representative John LaFalce and US Senator Daniel Moynihan, as well as for the New York State Assembly. In November 1994, she elects to the Hamburg Town Board as a Democratic and Conservative Party candidate.

She was appointed as Erie County Clerk David Swarts’ deputy in May 2003. Erie was nominated to the position by Governor Eliot Spitzer after Kathy left office in 2007. Later in 2007, she was re-elected to complete Erie’s term. She won reelection in November 2010 with 80% of the vote, defeating Republican Clifton Bergfeld on four ballot lines: Democratic, Conservative, Independence, and Working Families Party.

2011 special election

Later, Kathy ran in a special election on May 24, 2011, to fill the seat in New York’s 26th congressional district left vacant by Republican Chris Lee’s resignation. In a late April poll, Corwin had a 36 percent to 31 percent lead over Kathy, with Tea Party challenger Jack Davis behind at 23 percent. She had a 35 percent to 31 percent edge in an early May poll. Similarly, she defeated Corwin 47 percent to 43 percent, with Davis getting 9 percent of the vote and Green Party candidate Ian Murphy getting 1 percent.

In the 2012 election, her district renames the 27th district. Her reelection campaign defeats by Chris Collins, 51 percent to 49 percent. She co-sponsored bills with Brian Higgins to simplify the passport application process during her first few weeks in office. Moreover, she also met with President Barack Obama to discuss the economy and job development, as well as introduced a motion in the House to restore Republican cuts to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

She also discussed reducing tax advantages for oil firms and defending small businesses with Obama. She was one of 17 Democrats who voted with Republicans to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over the ATF gun-walking scandal, a vote on which the National Rifle Association, which endorsed the resolution, said it would score politicians.

Kathy and her election opponent, Jack Davis, agreed on their opposition to free trade on September 17, 2011, according to Robert J. McCarthy. She campaigned for providing incentives to develop alternative energy throughout her congressional campaign.

In 2015, the Lieutenant Governor of New York

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Caption: Kathy Hochul giving speech after being governor of New York (Source: City & State)

Robert Duffy, the lieutenant governor declared in 2014 that he would not run for a second term. Governor Andrew Cuomo was pursuing re-election to a second term. Following Robert’s announcement, Andrew chose Kathy as his vice governor candidate. Andrew and Kathy had won their Democratic primary elections as of September. They two have won the general election. On January 1, 2015, she inaugurates as lieutenant governor.

Andrew appointed Kathy to the New York State Women’s Suffrage Anniversary Commemoration Commission in March 2016.  She represents New York’s federal representatives in Washington, D.C. as lieutenant governor.  Andrew Cuomo then gave a live press conference on August 10th, 2021, to announce his impending resignation.
Kathy is set to become Governor of New York on August 24, 2021, making her the first female governor of the state since Nathan L Miller in 1922.

Recent works

She appointed State Senator Brian Benjamin to the role of lieutenant governor of New York on August 26, 2021. She advocated ending remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic in November 2021 and returning workers to offices. Brian Benjamin resign as lieutenant governor on April 12, 2022, after being accused on federal counts of bribery, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and falsification of documents earlier that day. She appointed U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado as lieutenant governor of New York on May 3, 2022.   On May 25, Antonio took the oath of office.

Award and Net Worth

As of now, she has not received any awards or honors for her work. But we may presume that she with receive some of them in the following days.

As of now, her net worth estimates at around $2 million, and her annual estimate is $151,500.

Relationship Status

Kathy is a married woman. She married William J. Hochul Jr., who is a  former United States attorney for the Western District of New York, and currently the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to Delaware North Companies, Incorporated, a Hospitality, and Gambling company.

The couple has two children whose name is Caitlin and William Hochul. Kathy is also a co-founder of the Village Action Coalition and a member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg.

Body measurements and Social media

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Caption: Kathy Hochul’s body measurements (Source: The Purist)

Kathy is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 66kg. Moreover, this politician has green eyes with her hair color brown and there is no other body measurements information.

On her Instagram, there are more than 51.8k followers. Likewise, there are more than 215.9k followers and more than 208k followers on Facebook.

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