Who is Kathy Hochul's husband Bill? NY Lt Guv fell in love while interning at State Assembly

Who is Kathy Hochul's husband Bill? NY Lt Guv fell in love while interning at State Assembly
Rep Kathy Hochul (D-NY) participates in a mock swearing-in with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and her daughter Katie Hochul and husband Bill Hochul in the Speaker's ceremonial office (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

An increasing number of legislators and government officials including President Joe Biden have now called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign from his position after a report from the state's attorney general revealed almost a dozen sexual harassment allegations against him. It was reported that if Cuomo gets impeached or chooses to resign, New York Lt Governor Kathy Hochul would be next in line and would become the state's first woman to hold the position. Now readers want to know more about her and her personal life.

The report claimed that Cuomo sexually harassed a number of current and former New York state workers and built a "hostile work environment". On Tuesday, August 3, Cuomo responded once again saying he never touched anyone inappropriately and didn't give any indication of his resignation. Now, many lawmakers are vocally backing an impeachment process to remove Cuomo from office. Hochul, who will be replacing Cuomo, first leaped to the national stage in 2011 when she ran in a special election for a House of Representatives seat in one of New York's most conservative districts. She served one term before Cuomo selected her to be his running mate. They were sworn in in 2015.


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Who is Kathy Hochul's husband?

Kathy Hochul was born in Buffalo, New York and completed her graduation in Arts from Syracuse University in 1980 and a JD from Catholic University in 1983. Hochul worked as an attorney in private practice and later served as an aide to Rep John LaFalce (D) from 1984 to 1986, as an aide to Sen Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D) from 1986 to 1988, as Deputy Clerk of Erie County in New York from 2003 to 2007, and as Clerk of Erie County from 2007 to 2011.  She assumed office on January 1, 2015, and her current term ends on January 1, 2023.


Her parents, who once lived in a van, moved up in life with hard work and risk-taking abilities. Her father, a worker at Bethlehem Steel in Buffalo, used to attend Canisius College at night while working full time. Armed with a degree in business, he left Bethlehem Steel to join an up-and-coming IT company. He eventually rose through the ranks at Computer Task Group to become president and COO of the multimillion-dollar firm.


While she was interning at the state Assembly as a student at Syracuse University, she met her future husband, Bill Hochul, a fellow intern, there. Bill got nominated by then president Barack Obama to serve as the US attorney for the Western District of New York. He retired from the US Attorney's Office in 2016 and is now general counsel for a Buffalo-based company, Delaware North. Bill was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1959 and completed his graduation from Cheektowaga Central High School in Cheektowaga, New York, just outside Buffalo. Bill earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1981 and earned his Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984. Along with his law school accomplishments, Hochul won the Law School's Moot Court competition and the Top Oralist award at the National Constitutional Moot Court Competition held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1982.

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