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