Today marks Kathy Hochul’s first day as governor of the State of New York. She becomes the 57th governor in our state’s history which dates back to 1777. Governor Hochul took the oath of office at midnight and has immediately stated her intention to work with everyone to make the best decisions for NY.
She met today with the Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins with the goal of getting to work immediately on the many challenges facing New York.
Over the past seven years, Governor Hochul has attended meetings and met with New Yorkers in every corner of our state. She brings great experience at every level of government. She is committed to responsive, effective government. I have seen her in many of these settings, including her many visits to Westchester. I have great confidence in our new governor, and I know we are all rooting for her success in addressing the issues before us.