37 Facts About Kathy Hochul


Kathy Hochul's was elected to a full term as Erie County clerk in 2007 and reelected in 2010.

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In May 2011, Kathy Hochul won a four-candidate special election for New York's 26th congressional district to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of then-Representative Chris Lee, becoming the first Democrat to represent the district in 40 years.

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Kathy Hochul was defeated for reelection in 2012 by Chris Collins after the district's boundaries and demographics were changed in the decennial reapportionment process.

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Kathy Hochul's is running for a full term in 2022 against the Republican nominee, U S Representative Lee Zeldin.

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Kathy Hochul became politically active during her college years at Syracuse University, leading a boycott of the student bookstore over high prices and an unsuccessful effort to name the university stadium after alumnus Ernie Davis, a star running back who died of cancer before he could join the National Football League.

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Kathy Hochul successfully lobbied the university to divest from apartheid South Africa.

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Kathy Hochul's received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1980 from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor in 1984 from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.

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Kathy Hochul's then worked as legal counsel and legislative assistant to U S Representative John LaFalce and U S Senator Daniel Moynihan, and for the New York State Assembly, before seeking elected office.

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Kathy Hochul became involved in local issues as a supporter of small businesses facing competition from Walmart stores and, in the process, caught the attention of local Democratic leaders.

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Kathy Hochul's was elected later in 2007 to fill the remainder of Swarts's term.

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Kathy Hochul's ran for reelection on four ballot lines: Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Working Families Party, defeating Republican Clifton Bergfeld in November 2010 with 80 percent of the vote.

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Kathy Hochul's was the Democratic Party and Working Families Party nominee.

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Kathy Hochul was endorsed by EMILY's List, a political action committee that supports Democratic women candidates who support abortion rights.

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Kathy Hochul's met with then-President Barack Obama about the economy and job creation and introduced a motion to restore the Republican cuts to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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Kathy Hochul's looked for ways to reduce the federal budget deficit and expressed support for reducing Medicaid spending as long as the reductions would not be achieved in the form of block grants offered to states, as proposed in the Republican budget blueprint.

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Kathy Hochul's spoke with Obama about ending tax breaks for oil companies and protecting small businesses.

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Kathy Hochul was one of 17 Democrats to join Republicans in supporting a resolution finding United States Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress relating to the ATF gunwalking scandal, a vote on which the NRA, which supported the resolution, announced it would be scoring lawmakers.

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Kathy Hochul acknowledged during her campaign that substantial cuts must be made in the federal budget, and said she would consider cuts in all entitlement programs.

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Kathy Hochul's said money could be saved in the Medicare program by eliminating waste and purchasing prescription drugs in bulk, and that the creation of more jobs would alleviate Medicare and Social Security budget shortfalls due to increased collections of payroll taxes.

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Kathy Hochul expressed support for the Affordable Care Act passed by the 111th Congress and said during her campaign that she would not vote to repeal it.

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In 2018, Kathy Hochul supported legislation to provide driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, which she had opposed as Erie County Clerk in 2007.

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Kathy Hochul was prepared to cast a tie-breaking vote on a hostile amendment; with one Republican senator away from Albany on military duty, the Senate Republican Conference and the Senate Democratic conference each had 31 members in the chamber.

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At a July 2018 rally with Planned Parenthood, Kathy Hochul called upon the Republican-led State Senate to reconvene in Albany to pass abortion rights legislation.

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Kathy Hochul's asserted that the potential confirmation of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made this necessary.

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Kathy Hochul said Letitia James's report into Cuomo's behavior "documented repulsive and unlawful behavior" and praised his decision to resign.

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Kathy Hochul's is the first New York governor from outside New York City and its immediate suburbs since 1932 .

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Kathy Hochul's was the first Democrat to announce a 2022 gubernatorial candidacy after Cuomo said he would resign.

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Delaware North has stated that William Kathy Hochul will be prohibited from working on any matter that involves state business, oversight, or regulation.

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In November 2021, Kathy Hochul pushed to end remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and to return workers to offices.

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That same month, Kathy Hochul offered her plans to redevelop Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station and the surrounding neighborhood.

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In December 2021, Kathy Hochul announced the reinstatement of an indoor mask mandate amid the spread of the Omicron variant.

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Also in January 2022, Kathy Hochul confirmed that New York's eviction moratorium would expire on January 15.

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Kathy Hochul's announced that she would sign on to a letter with other governors to the federal government asking for more rent assistance, after New York received only $27.

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In March 2022, Kathy Hochul reached an agreement with the Buffalo Bills to have taxpayers pay $850 million for the construction of a new stadium, as well as commit to maintain and repair the stadium.

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The New York state attorney general and Kathy Hochul are filing an appeal to retain the regulations, and the appeal is being challenged.

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Kathy Hochul is a founder of Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

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Kathy Hochul's co-founded the Village Action Coalition, and, as of 2011, was a member of the board of trustees of Immaculata Academy in Hamburg, New York.

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