- Kathy Hochul, lieutenant governor of New York since 2015, will become the first female and the 57th governor of New York on 24 August 2021. She will held the position upon Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, scheduled for the same day.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Husband, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Kathy Hochul, lieutenant governor of New York since 2015, will become the first female and the 57th governor of New York on 24 August 2021. She will held the position upon Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, scheduled for the same day.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Kathleen Courtney Hochul was born on 27 August 1958, making her a Virgo. The 62-year-old politician is American by nationality and belongs to the Irish ethnicity. She attended Syracuse University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980. Later, she received a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 1984.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Initially, Hochul worked as a lawyer and legislative aide. From 1994 to 2007, she served as a member of the Hamburg Town Board. She was also appointed as a deputy country clerk of Erie County, New York in 2003. Four years later, she was promoted to country clerk.
In May 2011, Hochul became the first Democrat to represent New York’s 26th congressional district in 40 years. From 2011 to 2013, she served as its U.S. representative before being defeated for reelection to Congress in 2012 by Chris Collins .
Hochul then began working as a government relations specialist with Buffalo-based M&T Bank. In the 2014 New York gubernatorial election, she was the running mate of Cuomo. She was later inaugurated as a lieutenant governor of New York after they won the election. Hochul and Cuomo were reelected in 2018.
After Cuomo’s ressignation becomes effective on 24 August 2021, Hochul is to become governor of New York on the same day. She will make a history as the first female governor of the state. However, On 12 August, she confirmed her plans to run for a full term as governor in 2022.
Details about Hochul’s earnings and salary have not been unveiled. According to some online outlets, she is believed to have a net worth of $3 million.
Married, Husband, and Children
Hochul is happily married to her husband, William J. Hochul Jr.. Her husband is a former United States attorney for the Western District of New York.
The couple are doting parents to their two children. The family of five resides happily in Buffalo, New York.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Hochul was born into an Irish Catholic family to parents John P. Courtney and Patricia Ann Rochford. She is the second child born to her parents. She shared her childhood with her five siblings.
During her early years, her family struggled financially and lived in a trailer for a time. Her father, who once worked as a clerical worker, was working for an IT company by the time she was in college.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Hochul has a short height of 5 feet 2 inches. Despite being in her 60s’, she has maintained her body quite well as weighs around 62 kg. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.