Tuesday, August 3, 2021

NY Lt. Governor Bio

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) might emerge from Anonymity now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) Political Future is in doubt.

Hochul is, next in line, to assume the Chief Executive’s Seat, in Albany, in the event Cuomo Resigns or is Impeached, by Democratic Majorities in the State Assembly and Senate. She would be New York’s First Female Governor.

The 62-year-old Mother of Two, is a former Erie County lerk and a former Member of Congress, where she served for 18 months in the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, representing a Republican-leaning District of West New York, that includes herHhometown of Buffalo.

She assumed Office as Cuomo’s Lieutenant Governor in 2015, following the Departure of her Predecessor, Robert Duffy.

After Winning a Special Election for the Vacant Congressional Seat in the 26th District, she became the District’s First Democratic Representative in 40 years.

She Lost a Close Re-Election Campaign to Chris Collins (R) in 2012.

During her time in Albany, she has led different Regional Economic development Councils, Managed a Task Force on Opioid and Heroin Abuse, and conducted Surveys on the Health of Small Businesses across the State.

Hochul issued the following Statement, in response to the Cuomo Investigation and becoming Governor.

"Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any workplace, and certainly not in public service. The Attorney General’s investigation has documented repulsive and unlawful behavior by the Governor towards multiple women. I believe these brave women and admire their courage coming forward. No one is above the law. Under the New York Constitution, the Assembly will now determine the next steps. Because Lieutenant Governors stand next in the line of succession, it would not be appropriate to comment further on the process at this moment."

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