Kathy Hochul is a politician and a lawyer from America. Since 2015, she has served as lieutenant governor of New York. Now, she is set to serve as the 57th governor of New York after Andrew Cuomo resigned and it is scheduled for August 24th, 2021. By being a governor, Kathy Hochul becomes the first female governor of New York. What is Kathy Hochul net worth? You can find the information about it below together with the other information about her.
Kathy Hochul Net Worth
According to Meaww and Wealthy Spy, it is estimated that she has a net worth of $2 million. There is also an assumption that her base salary is $151,500 per year. The net worth that she has come from her career and it included her private investments.
Kathy Hochul Early Life
The full name of Kathy Hochul is Kathleen Courtney Hochul. She was born on August 27th, 1958 in Buffalo, New York. Kathy Hochul is the second child of the six children. Her father’s name is John P. Courtney and her mother’s name is Patricia Ann Courtney.
During her early years, Hochul family struggled financially and for a time lived in a trailer near a steel plant. Then, when Hochul became a student of college, her father was working for the information technology which then he headed it.
During her college years at Syracuse University, she became politically active. She became a leader in a boycott of the student bookstore about high prices. She could lobby the university to divest from apartheid South Africa. In spring 1979, the student newspaper The Daily Orange gave her an A award where it cited the campus changes as evidence for the grade.
In 1980, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse. In 1984, she obtained a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.
Kathy Hochul Political Career
After Kathy Hochul graduated from law school, then she started working for a Washington, D.C. law firm. Then, her job was a legal counsel and legislative assistant to US Representative John LaFalce and US Senator Daniel Moynihan and for the New York State Assembly before she found elected office.
Kathy Hochul was involved in local issues. There, she was a booster of small businesses who tried to counteract the effect of Walmart stores. In November 1994, she was elected as the Democratic and Conservative Party candidate to the Hamburg Town Board. Until 2007, she served on the town. On the board, she became a leader in the efforts to remove toll booths on parts of the New York State Thruway system.
In May 2003, she was appointed by Erie County Clerk David Swarts as his deputy. In 2007, Swarts left office and then Hochul was appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer to the post. Her statewide profile was raised when she opposed Spitzer’s proposal to permit undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license without producing a social security card. She stated that if the proposal went into effect, she would try to make such applicants to be arrested.
In 2007, she was elected to fill the remainder of Swarts’s term. In 2010, she became a candidate for reelection on four ballot lines including Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Working Families Party. She defeated Republican Clifton Bergfeld with 80% of the vote.
On May 24th, 2011, she became a candidate in special election to fill the seat in New York’s 26th congressional district which was left vacant by the resignation of Republican Chris Lee. She became the Democratic Party and Working Families Party nominee. Her residence in Hamburg which is outside the 26th district, became an issue during her campaign. Nevertheless, it did not make her to be disqualified from seeking the seat. She won and a month after that, she decided to move into the district.
EMILY’s List endorsed Hochul. This is a political action committee which supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates. In 2011, she became the fifth largest recipient of EMILY’s List funds where she received more than $27,000 in bundled donations. Hochul was endorsed by The Democrat and Chronicle for her tenacity and independence. Hochul was also endorsed by The Buffalo News for her positions on preserving Medicare and her record of streamlining government.
In 2014, Robert Duffy made an announcement that he would not participate in reelection as lieutenant governor. For a second term, incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo was participating and after the announcement made by Duffy, Cuomo chose Hochul as lieutenant governor. And then, on May 22nd, 2014, Hochul was endorsed by the delegates to the state Democratic convention for lieutenant governor.
In September, Democratic primary elections was won by Cuomo and Hochul. They were the Working Families Party nominees as well. The general election was won by the Cuomo/ Hochul ticket in November. On January 1st, 2015, Hochul was sworn in as lieutenant governor.
In a live press briefing on August 10th, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo made an announcement about his pending resignation. On August 24th, 2021, Kathy Hochul is set to be Governor of New York. By being chosen, it makes Hochul becomes the first female governor of New York. She is also the first from north of Peekskill since Nathan L. Miller in 1992.
Kathy Hochul Community Activities
Kathy Hochul is a founder and also a member of the Board of Directors of Kathleen Mary House where it is a transitional home aimed for women and children who become victims of domestic violence. Besides, she was also a co-founder of the Village Action Coalition and a member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg.
Kathy Hochul Personal Life
Kathy Hochul’s husband is William J. Hochul Jr. He is a former United States attorney for the Western District of New York. They live in Buffalo, New York and they have two children.
Kathy Hochul Biodata
- Full Name: Kathleen Courtney Hochul
- Popular Name: Kathy Hochul
- Birth Date: August 27th, 1958
- Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, United States
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Christianity
- Height: 5’7″ or 170 cm
- Weight: 66 kg or 145 lbs
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Green
- Husband: William J. Hochul Jr
- Children: Caitlin Hochul and William Hochul