Kathleen Courtney Hochul is an American politician and lawyer serving as lieutenant governor of New York since 2015 know all about her as Kathy Hochul Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Education.
Kathleen Courtney Hochul is an American politician and lawyer serving as lieutenant governor of New York since 2015. She is set to serve as the 57th governor of New York following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, scheduled for August 24, 2021, which will make her the first female governor of New York.
After leaving Congress, she worked as a government relations specialist with Buffalo-based M&T Bank.In 2014, Governor Cuomo selected Hochul as his running mate in the 2014 New York gubernatorial election; after they won the election, Hochul was appointed Lieutenant Governor of New York. Cuomo and Hochul were reelected in the 2018 New York gubernatorial election.
Hochul was born Kathleen Courtney in Buffalo, New York, the second of the six children of John P. “Jack” Courtney, then a college student and clerical worker, and Patricia Ann “Pat” (Rochford) Courtney, a homemaker.
Hochul’s family struggled financially during her early years and for a time lived in a trailer near a steel plant. By the time Hochul was in college, however, her father was working for the information technology company he later headed.Her family is Irish Catholic, with roots in Kerry.
She successfully lobbied the university to divest from apartheid South Africa, and in spring 1979, the student newspaper The Daily Orange awarded her an “A”, citing the campus changes as evidence for the grade. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse in 1980 and a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 1984.
Hochul is married to William J. Hochul Jr., 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. They reside in Buffalo, New York, and have two children.
Hochul ran in the May 24, 2011, special election to fill the seat in New York’s 26th congressional district left vacant by the resignation of Republican Chris Lee.
She was the Democratic Party and Working Families Party nominee.Hochul’s residence in Hamburg, just outside the 26th district, became an issue during her campaign, though it did not disqualify her from seeking the seat. One month after her victory, she moved into the district.
The Republican and Conservative Party candidate, state legislator Jane Corwin, was at first strongly favored to win in the Republican-leaning district, which had sent a Republican to Congress for the previous four decades.A late April poll had Corwin leading Hochul by 36 percent to 31 percent; Tea Party candidate Jack Davis trailed at 23 percent.
An early May poll gave Hochul a lead of 35 percent to 31 percent,and shortly thereafter the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report called the race a “toss-up”.Additional polling in the days immediately before the election had Hochul leading by four- and six-point margins.
In 2014, Robert Duffy announced that he would not run for reelection as lieutenant governor.Incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo was running for a second term. After Duffy’s announcement, Cuomo named Hochul as his choice for lieutenant governor.On May 22, 2014, the delegates to the state Democratic convention formally endorsed Hochul for lieutenant governor.
Governor of New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his pending resignation (effective August 24) in a live press briefing on August 10, 2021.Hochul is set to become Governor of New York on August 24, 2021. This will make her the first female governor of the state,and the first from north of Peekskill since Nathan L. Miller in 1922