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Former Buffalo-area congresswoman Kathy Hochul, who is running
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Former Buffalo-area congresswoman Kathy Hochul, who is running to be New York's next lieutenant governor, with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, left, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli during the state's Democratic Convention at the Huntington Hilton in Melville on Thursday, May 22, 2014.(Credit: Barry Sloan)

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Kathy Hochul, Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor

Kathy Hochul, a former U.S. representative from the Buffalo area, is the Democratic nominee for New York's lieutenant governor in 2014. She won a special congressional election in 2011, but served just 22 months before losing in 2012. Hochul worked for M&T Bank after leaving Congress.