What is Kathy Hochul’s net worth? Lieutenant governer, 62, could become first NY female guv
Kathy Hochul would become New York State’s first female governor if the current Andrew Cuomo steps down as he is facing possible impeachment over sexual harassment allegations.
The lieutenant governor of New York has worked under Cuomo for two terms in office but she recently joined the group of politicians who denounced the governor after an independent investigation revealed that he had sexually harassed 11 women while in office. According to AP, Hochul in an official statement said, “I believe these brave women,” calling Cuomo’s behavior “repulsive and unlawful”. The 62-year-old politician also acknowledged the possibility of her becoming a governor saying, “Because lieutenant governors stand next in the line of succession, it would not be appropriate to comment further on the process at this moment.”
Kathy Hochul's early political career
Kathy Hochul graduated from a law school and dedicated herself to a law firm but not for too long. She later worked as a legal counsel and legislative assistant to U.S. Representative John LaFalce and US Senator Daniel Moynihan and for the New York State Assembly. In 1994, she was elected as the Democratic and Conservative Party candidate to the Hamburg Town Board and stayed there till 2007.
In May 2011, she ran for the seat of New York's 26th congressional district. She surprisingly won in the special election as it was a district that was run by Republicans for decades. However, the next year, she lost the bid for re-election to Republican Chris Collins. However, Collins later resigned from the US House and pleaded guilty to insider trading. In 2014, Cuomo picked Hochul as his running mate after his first lieutenant governor, former Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy, decided not to run for the re-election.
Kathy Hochul's net worth
Kathy Hochul is now an experienced politician. She has taken care of 11 campaigns and is widely known for her friendly and optimistic behavior. The 77th lieutenant governor is now a strong contender to become the next governor of the New York state. If we take her net worth into consideration, the politician is valued at a whopping $2 million, as reported by Biography Daily.
The Buffalo native has been very vocal about women’s health and safety, including the state’s “Enough Is Enough” legislation which aims at battling sexual assault on college campuses. It also focuses on requiring colleges in the state “to adopt a uniform definition of affirmative consent, defined as knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants to engage in sexual activity.” Kathy Hochul also takes pride in visiting each of New York’s 62 counties each year.