Kathy Hochul

February 11, 2019 - Albany NY - Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul poses for a portrait and headshot in her office at the State Senate. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul began her career in public service on her local Town Board before serving as Erie County Clerk, and then as a member of Congress for New York’s 26th Congressional District.  

Since 2015, she has served as the highest-ranking female elected official in New York State government. 

Lieutenant Governor Hochul co-chairs the State’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force, an essential part of New York’s efforts to combat the epidemic through prevention and expanded access to treatment and recovery services. 

She has also successfully spearheaded numerous initiatives and leads the administration’s economic development and job creation efforts across the state, working every day to advocate for policies that help all New Yorkers make ends meet.