Gov. Kathy Hochul Sworn In

August 24, 2021

I thought about all the women that came before me … a lot of women through history, and I felt they passed the torch to me.

Gov. Kathy Hochul in an interview moments after her swearing in as the first female governor of New York.
  • Hochul has served New York State in many capacities, including in Congress.
  • Gov. Cuomo resigned after facing allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and more.
  • Why It Matters: Hochul takes the reins in one of America’s most prominent gubernatorial roles after recent scandal from Cuomo’s decade run as governor.


“Kathy Hochul Is Sworn In as New York’s First Female Governor” (New York Times)

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