Kathy Hochul Bio, Age, Family, Height, Career, Spouse, Salary, Net Worth
Kathy Hochul Biography
Kathy Hochul is an American politician and lawyer. She has been serving as the lieutenant governor of New York since 2015. Kathy will become the 57th governor of New York following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation is scheduled for August 24, 2021. This will make Kathy the first female governor of New York.
Hochul served as a member of the Hamburg Town Board from 1994 to 2007. In 2007, she became the county clerk of Erie County, New York. Prior to that position, she served as its deputy county clerk from 2003 to 2007. Hochul has previously worked as a lawyer and legislative aide.
Hochul won the four-candidate special election to fill the seat in May 2011 making her the first democrat to represent New York’s 26th congressional district in 40 years. In 2011, she became a U.S. representative till 2013. Kathy was defeated in the 2012 reelection for Congress.
After leaving Congress, Hochul became a government relations specialist with Buffalo-based M&T Bank. In 2014, Andrew Cuomo made her his running mate in the 2014 New York gubernatorial election of which they won. They were re-elected again in 2018.
Kathy Hochul Age
Kathy was born on August 27, 1958, in Buffalo, New York, United States. She is 62 years old as of 2020.
Kathy Hochul Height
Kathy stands at an average height and is of moderate weight. She has light brown hair paired well with her hazel eyes. There are no further details about her body measurements.
Kathy Hochul Family
Kathy was born Kathleen Courtney in Buffalo, New York, where she was also brought up. She was born to John P. “Jack” Courtney and Patricia Ann “Pat” (Rochford) Courtney. Her father was a clerical worker and still a college student when he had Kathy. While in college, Kathy’s father was working in an information technology company. She was born into an Irish Catholic family.
Kathy Hochul Spouse
Hochul is happily married to her husband William J. Hochul Jr. The two have been married since 1984. William is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to Delaware North Companies, Incorporated, a hospitality, and gambling company. He is a former United States attorney for the Western District of New York. Together they have two children.
Kathy Hochul Education
Kathy went to Syracuse University where she earned her bachelor’s of arts degree in 1980. She later joined Catholic University Columbus School of Law. She graduated in 1984 with a Juris Doctor.
Kathy Hochul Career
Kathy began her career as a lawyer working for a Washington, D.C. law firm. From there, she became the legal counsel and legislative assistant to U.S. Representative John LaFalce and U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan, and for the New York State Assembly. In 1994, Kathy was elected as the Democratic and Conservative Party candidate to the Hamburg Town Board.
In 2003, Kathy was appointed as the deputy to Erie County’s Clerk David Swarts. After David left, she became the new Erie County Clerk in 2007. She was elected the same year to serve in the same position. In 2010, Honchul ran for reelection which she won against Clifton Bergfeld.
On May 24th, 2011 ran for the special election in New York’s 26th congressional district which she won. Chris Lee who is a republican had previously occupied the seat. Kathy’s campaign was endorsed by EMILY’s List, a political action committee that supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates. She received more than $27,000 in bundled donations.
In the 2012 reelection, Hochul lost to Chris Collins in a vote of 51% to 49%. She was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) for her campaign. Hochul was able to co-sponsored bills with Brian Higgins to streamline the passport acquisition process just a few days in office. In addition, she met with President Barak Obama about the economy and job creation.
Hochul received was endorsed by the NRA making her one of the only two New York Democrats to receive their support. In June 2011, she was against cutting funds for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) by 44 percent. On Fiscal issues, Hochul was in support of raising taxes on those making more than $500,000 annually.
The same year on November 19, WQRZ’s Brian Tumulty reported that Kathy had voted for a balanced budget amendment, which she called “a bipartisan solution”. She was also in support of the Affordable Care Act passed by the 111th Congress. Kathy stated that she is pro-choice.
In 2014, Andrew Cuomo made her his running mate in the 2014 New York gubernatorial election of which they won. Kathy was sworn in as lieutenant governor on January 1, 2015. The two got reelected again in 2018. On their second term, Cuomo tasked Hochul with chairing the 10 regional economic development councils.
Kathy will become the 57th governor of New York following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation is scheduled for August 24, 2021. He announced his resignation on August 10, 2021. This will make Kathy the first female governor of New York. On his resignation, Kathy praised his decision.
In addition, Kathy is the founder of the Board of Directors of Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. She is also a member of the home. Kathy is co-founder of the Village Action Coalition. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg.
Kathy Hochul Political Party
Kathy’s political party is Democratic.
Kathy Hochul Salary
Hochul’s annual earnings are estimated to be $151, 500. She is about to become the new governor of New York meaning her annual earnings might grow. However, there are no details about how much she will be earning.
Kathy Hochul Net Worth
Hochul’s net worth is estimated to be $1, 653, 007.
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