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  Hochul, Kathy
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  2011-06-01  
 
NameKathy Hochul
Address405 Gull Landing
Buffalo, New York , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born August 27, 1958 (60 years)
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Apr 17, 2016 04:31pm
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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.

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

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FAMILY
Husband William J. Hochul Jr. 00, 0000-

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RACES
  11/06/2018 NY Lt Governor Counting 0.00% (+0.00%)
  09/13/2018 NY Lt. Governor - D Primary Won 53.44% (+6.89%)
  05/23/2018 NY Lt. Governor - D Convention Won 94.00% (+88.00%)
  11/04/2014 NY Lt. Governor Won 54.19% (+13.94%)
  09/09/2014 NY Lt. Governor - D Primary Won 60.01% (+20.33%)
  11/06/2012 NY District 27 Lost 49.20% (-1.57%)
  05/24/2011 NY District 26 - Special Election Won 47.35% (+4.96%)
  03/19/2011 NY District 26 - D Nomination Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 Erie County Clerk Won 77.33% (+54.66%)
  11/06/2007 Erie County Clerk Special Won 66.96% (+33.92%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  09/13/2018 NY Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-65.53%)
  09/13/2018 NY Attorney General - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-40.34%)
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C00494013 Kathy Hochul for Congress $ 651251.38