Maxwell alumna Kathleen Hochul is NY State lieutenant governor-elect
Kathy Hochul ’80 BA (PSc), a former U.S. congresswoman who
represented New York's 26th congressional district from 2011 to 2013, has been
elected lieutenant governor of New York State. She will take office on
January 1, 2015.
Hochul served as the County Clerk of Erie County, New York,
from 2007 to 2011, when she was elected to Congress; she was defeated for
reelection in 2013 following redistricting. Previously,
Hochul was a deputy county clerk, a member of the Hamburg town board, a
practicing attorney, and a legislative aide. Hochul was head of
government and strategic relations for M&T Bank at the time of her
lieutenant governor nomination.
Hochul is the second straight Maxwell graduate to serve as
lieutenant governor. She succeeds Robert Duffy ’98 MPA, who also served
as chief of police and mayor of Rochester, New York, before becoming Andrew
Cuomo’s running mate in 2010. 11/25/14