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Kathy Hochul (Democrat) is the Lieutenant Governor of New York. Hochul was elected to the office on November 4, 2014. Hochul also ran in the 2018 election as an Independence Party and Women's Equality Party candidate. She ran on a joint ticket with the gubernatorial nominee, Andrew Cuomo (D). She is the 77th Lieutenant Governor of New York.

She was first elected on November 4, 2014, on a Democratic ticket with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Hochul was sworn in January 1, 2015, succeeding Robert Duffy.

Hochul previously served in the U.S. House from 2011 to 2012. She won a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Chris Lee (R) in 2011. She lost her re-election bid in 2012 to Chris Collins (R).

Hochul was born in Buffalo, New York. She earned a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1980 and a J.D. from Catholic University in 1983. Hochul worked as an attorney in private practice. She also 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.