New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who has also been a town board member, an Erie County clerk and a one-term congresswoman in Western New York, was sworn in as governor on Aug. 24. She is the state's first female governor.

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New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore swears in Kathy Hochul as the first woman to be New York's governor while her husband Bill Hochul holds a bible during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol in Albany, on Aug. 24, 2021.

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Former Rep. Kathy Hochul participates in a swear-in ceremony with Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, her husband Bill, and daughter Katie, after she was sworn into Congress in the House Chamber.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, formerly a congresswoman, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the first-ever Triple-A International League game at Dwyer Stadium on April 20, 2012, in Batavia, New York.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stands with then-Democratic candidate Kathy Hochul and her husband during a rally at UAW Union Hall on May 21, 2011, in Amherst, New York.

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Kathy Hochul accepts a pair of boxing gloves from Max Richtman, left, of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, during a news conference in Clarence, New York, on May 9, 2011, during her Congress run.

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Kathy Hochul takes the stage after being declared the winner of a special election for the NY-26th at UAW Union Hall on May 24, 2011 in Amherst, New York.

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Then-Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul announces the launch of the Nassau County Women's Equality Party on Aug. 7, 2014 in Mineola.

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul take the stage in Flushing, Queens, to speak to Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky supporters on Sept. 6, 2014.

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks to then-Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks during a rally at the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East on Oct. 30, 2014 in Manhattan.

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Supporters listen as then-Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul announces the launch of the Nassau County Women's Equality Party on Aug. 7, 2014 in Mineola.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul gives a speech as she endorse Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Enough is Enough Campaign to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses in Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan on May 11, 2015.


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Surrounded by supporters of raising fast-food workers' wages, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during a rally at Nassau Community College in Garden City on June 18, 2015.

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Kathy Hochul, lieutenant governor candidate, speaks during a campaign rally at Hostos Community College in the Bronx on Oct. 19, 2014.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, standing with her family, celebrates at the Democratic election headquarters in New York on Nov. 4, 2014.

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Kathy Hochul, then-lieutenant governor nominee, speaks as Hillary Rodham Clinton appears with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo at the "Women for Cuomo" event at the Grand Hyatt on Oct. 23, 2014.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul gives the commencement address after receiving her honorary degree at Hofstra University on Dec. 20, 2015.

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Southampton supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul question Dr. Christopher Gobler after a lecture on April 13, 2015.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul gives the commencement address after receiving her honorary degree at Hofstra University on Dec. 20, 2015.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul presents Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine with a proclamation signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on April 13, 2015 in Farmingville.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marches in the 16th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade along Mott Street in Manhattan on Feb. 22, 2015.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announces a $6.6 million grant to support a regional transportation security study to Farmingdale State University on Jan. 21, 2016 in Farmingdale.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at the dedication of the new Long Island Welcome Center, located on the eastbound Long Island Expressway between exits 51 and 52 in Dix Hills on Oct. 20, 2016.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at the dedication of the new Long Island Welcome Center, located on the eastbound Long Island Expressway between exits 51 and 52 in Dix Hills on Oct. 20, 2016.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul tours Seviroli Foods food processing factory where they make pasta on Oct. 26, 2017 in Garden City.

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In this image taken from from video, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul at a news conference at the State Capitol on Aug. 11 in Albany.

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