Kathy Hochul

Born:August 27, 1958 (age 64)
Career:Governor of New York, 2021-present
Lieutenant governor of New York, 2015-2021
U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-2013
County clerk of Erie County (New York), 2007-2011
Deputy county clerk of Erie County, 2003-2007
Education:Syracuse University
Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Kathy Hochul was elected in November 2014 as New York's lieutenant governor. She is the first female Democratic lieutenant governor since 1978. Hochul succeeded Gov. Andrew Cuomo following his resignation in August of 2021. Hochul is the first female governor of New York.

Hochul was born August 27, 1958, in Buffalo, New York. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from Syracuse University and completed her law degree at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

After graduating from law school, Hochul worked for a Washington D.C. law firm, then on Capitol Hill as a legal counsel-legislative assistant to U.S. Representative John LaFalce and U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan. She served as the deputy county clerk (2003 to 2007) and county clerk (2007 to 2011) for Erie County, New York. She then served as U.S. representative for New York's 26th congressional district from June 1, 2011 to January 3, 2013.

For information on Hochul's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.