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  Hochul, Kathy
<-  2017-09-29  
NameKathy Hochul
Address405 Gull Landing
Buffalo, New York , United States
Website [Link]
Born August 27, 1958 (63 years)
Last ModifedPaul 🇺🇦
Dec 30, 2021 10:33pm
InfoKathy Hochul has been the highest ranking female elected official in Erie County since 2007 and served as First Deputy County Clerk for four years prior to her election. During her tenure as Clerk, Kathy has earned a reputation as a fighter for her constituents while dramatically enhancing customer service.

As a tireless advocate for the taxpayer, and with the average citizen of Erie County in mind, Kathy became the first elected official to champion the removal of Thruway Tolls within the commuting range of Buffalo. She was dubbed the “Stop the Tolls Pioneer” by the Buffalo News in recognition of her effort to eliminate tolls on the I-190.

Her professional accomplishments include in-house counsel to a major corporation engaged in homeland security, private practice in Washington, and legal counsel and legislative assistant to Senator Patrick Moynihan and Congressman John LaFalce on Capitol Hill. Kathy also established her own practice in Washington, DC.

In 2006, Kathy joined her mother and aunt in establishing the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for victims of domestic violence and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculata Academy and a local library, as well as co-founded the Village Action Coalition to help local businesses.

Kathy holds a Bachelors degree from Syracuse University and a JD from Catholic University in Washington, DC.

She has been married to Bill Hochul since 1984, and is the mother of Billy, a first year law student at the University of Notre Dame, and Katie, a senior at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

History in Western New York

Kathy Hochul was born and raised in Erie County, in the shadow of the Bethlehem Steel Plant. Her father, Jack, worked for the plant and left his job to continue his education. He joined a small technology business, the Computer Task Group, where he rose through the ranks and became President, helping grow the company to over 3,200 employees.

Kathy’s mother, Patricia, earned her undergraduate degree after raising six children – when her own children were in college. She then became the Assistant Director of the Neighborhood Information Center, a community outreach center on the East Side of Buffalo. Patricia later founded Expressions Floral and Gifts, a small business that is still open today. Presently, Patricia serves on the Board of Directors of the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for victims of domestic violence.


DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/26/2022-07/28/2022 Emerson College 53.00% ( 13.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 13.0)
07/24/2022-07/28/2022 Siena Research Institute 52.00% ( 8.0) 41.00% ( 10.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
03/09/2022-03/10/2022 Emerson College 40.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
02/14/2022-02/17/2022 Siena Research Institute 44.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
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11/29/2021-12/03/2021 Siena Research Institute 42.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0)

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Jun 01, 2011 02:35pm News New York Rep. Hochul sworn in  Article COSDem 

Importance? 6.50000 Average

Husband William J. Hochul Jr. 00, 0000-

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