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November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Gov. Kathy Hochul on Her Election as Governor of New York
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Gov. Kathy Hochul on her election as governor of New York. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Gov. Hochul’s leadership of the state of New York through challenging and unprecedented times has been exceptional. In addition to ensuring that abortion in New York remains legal and accessible by signing a comprehensive package of abortion protection bills, she has also fought to support small businesses and working families during the pandemic and worked to make New York safer from crime and terrorism. EMILYs List is thrilled that the people of New York have elected her as governor, and we know she will continue to advocate for their freedoms in her next term.”
Gov. Kathy Hochul is a dedicated public servant with a distinguished track record of advancing justice and equity across New York. A lifelong New Yorker, she became the 57th governor of New York in 2021. She previously served as an Erie County Clerk from 2007 to 2011 and a member of the Hamburg Town Board from 1994 to 2007.
She also served in the U.S. House of Representatives, and has served in statewide office since 2014. As governor, Hochul has taken decisive action to deliver immediate relief to working class families and small businesses, to combat the pandemic, and to fight for New York’s economic recovery. She has also ensured that New York remains a national leader on reproductive rights and climate change. She is married to her husband, Bill, with whom she has two children.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.