Kathy Hochul

Born:August 27, 1958 (age 65)
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
Hamburg Town Board, 1994-2007
State:New York
Education:B.A., Syracuse University
J.D., Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Kathy Hochul has served as governor of New York since 2021, assuming office following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In 2022, Hochul won election to the seat in the general election. 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 first served in office when she was appointed to a vacant seat on the Hamburg (New York) Town Board in 1994 and subsequently won re-election for another four terms. She also served as the deputy county clerk from, 2003 to 2007 and as county clerk from 2007 to 2011 for Erie County, New York. She served as U.S. representative for New York's 26th congressional district from 2011 to 2013 and as New York's lieutenant governor from 2015 to 2021.

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