Kathy Hochul Biography
A native of Buffalo, New York, Kathy Hochul is an American lawyer and politician. She will serve as the 57th governor of New York following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.
Hochul has been serving as Lieutenant Governor of New York since 2015. She will be the first female governor of New York.
From 1994 to 2007, Kathy served as a member of the Hamburg Town Board. She had previously worked as a lawyer and legislative aide. Later from 2007 to 2011, she served as the county clerk of Erie County, New York.
That same year, 2011, Kathy won the four-candidate special election to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Republican Chris Lee. She became the first Democrat to represent the district in 40 years.
Hochul was selected by Governor Cuomo in 2014 as his running mate in the 2014 New York gubernatorial election. They won the election and she was appointed Lieutenant Governor of New York. They won again in 2018.
Kathy Hochul Education
Hochul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse in 1980. She also holds a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 1984.
Kathy Hochul Age
Hochul was born on August 27, 1958, in Buffalo, New York. She is 62 years old as of 2020.
Kathy Hochul Family
Hochul is the daughter of John P. “Jack” Courtney and Patricia Ann(Rochford) Courtney. At the time of her birth, Kathy’s father worked as a clerical worker and was a college student while her mother was a homemaker.
During her early childhood, her parents were struggling financially to the point they lived in a trailer near a steel plant for a while. Her father would eventually end up working for the information technology company he headed. Hochul has 5 other siblings.
Kathy Hochul Husband
Hochul is married to William J. Hochul Jr. She and William got married in 1984. The couple resides in Buffalo, New York together with their two children.
Her husband, William, is an American lawyer who served as United States Attorney for the Western District of New York from 2010 to 2016.
He is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to Delaware North Companies, Incorporated, a Hospitality, and Gambling company.
Kathy Hochul Children
Hochul and her husband have two children together. They have a daughter named Caitlin and a son named William. There is no more information available about the couple’s children.
Kathy Hochul Policies
Hochul is Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. She has maintained an exceptional focus to pass commonsense policies to combat the widespread epidemic.
Kathy Hochul Contact
You can reach Kathy through the following addresses;
Friends for Kathy Hochul
P.O. Box 122
Buffalo, NY 14201
NYS Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
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Kathy Hochul Salary
It is not yet known how much Kathy earned as Lieutenant Governor of New York. However, as the new Governor of New York, her salary is estimated to be around $225000. The previously mentioned figure is what her predecessor earned.
Kathy Hochul Net Worth
Hochul has an estimated net worth of around $2 million.