Kathy Hochul Sworn in as Governor of New York

August 24, 2021

Democrat Kathy Hochul was sworn in as New York's 57th governor shortly after midnight Tuesday. While continuing a legacy dating back to George Clinton in 1777, she has made history by becoming the state's first female governor.

Hochul succeeds Andrew Cuomo who resigned after nearly 11 years in the position. Cuomo had announced his departure two weeks ago, after a report detailing his sexual harassment of multiple women was released by the state attorney general's office.

New York is one of 36 states to hold a gubernatorial election in 2022. Hochul has already stated she plans to seek a full term.

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