Democratic Lieutenant Governors on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul will become New York’s first Female Governor

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association released the following statement regarding the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York.

“Throughout her career, Kathy Hochul has been a trailblazer who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle for her tremendous leadership and ability to get things done for the people she serves,” DLGA Chair and Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II said. “There is nobody as prepared as Kathy Hochul to take the reins of responsibility and rebuild the trust of residents at a time when it is needed the most. During the past year, we’ve often said that we are all in this together. Kathy Hochul will be the type of leader who can bring people together to overcome the most immediate challenges and move the state forward toward greater opportunity. The Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association has full faith and confidence in Kathy Hochul to get the job done.”

DLGA Executive Director Roshan Patel added, “I have seen first-hand the type of leadership that is needed in Albany right now. As Chairwoman of the DLGA during the 2020 election and in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic and economic downturn, Lt. Governor Hochul led this organization with grace and steadfast persistence. It’s only fitting that she will become the first woman Governor of New York as she has spent her entire career lifting up women and Democrats all over the country.”

The DLGA is an independent voluntary political organization that provides resources and policy assistance to candidates in their campaigns for Lieutenant Governor. The DLGA is proud to support current Democratic Lieutenant Governors in 22 states and 3 U.S. territories.


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