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|First elected = May 24, 2011
 
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|Prior office = Clerk of Erie County, [[New York]]
 
|Prior office = Clerk of Erie County, [[New York]]
 
|Prior office years = 2007-2011
 
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|Place of birth = Buffalo, New York
 
|Place of birth = Buffalo, New York
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
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|Net worth = $1,653,007
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Office website = http://hochul.house.gov/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul''' (b. August 27, 1958) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Hochul was elected by voters from [[New York's 26th congressional district]]. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], she was running in the newly redrawn 27th district in 2012.  She was defeated by [[Chris Collins]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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'''Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul''' (b. August 27, 1958) was a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Hochul was elected by voters from [[New York's 26th Congressional District]]. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], she ran in the newly redrawn 27th District in 2012.  She was defeated by [[Chris Collins]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
  
 
David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report has said Hochul was one of the most vulnerable [[New York]] incumbents.<ref name="cpr">[http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20120322/NEWS01/203220380/Redrawn-congressional-lines-promise-competitive-races?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News ''Ithaca Journal'' "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," March 22, 2012]</ref>
 
David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report has said Hochul was one of the most vulnerable [[New York]] incumbents.<ref name="cpr">[http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20120322/NEWS01/203220380/Redrawn-congressional-lines-promise-competitive-races?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News ''Ithaca Journal'' "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," March 22, 2012]</ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Hochul is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democratic follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kathleen_hochul/412497 ''Gov Track'' "Hochul" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Hochul was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democratic follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kathleen_hochul/412497 ''Gov Track'' "Hochul" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Hochul was born in Buffalo, [[New York]]. She earned a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1980 and a J.D. from Catholic University in 1983.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001062 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "HOCHUL, Kathleen C., (1958 - )"]</ref>
 
Hochul was born in Buffalo, [[New York]]. She earned a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1980 and a J.D. from Catholic University in 1983.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001062 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "HOCHUL, Kathleen C., (1958 - )"]</ref>
  
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Hochul serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://hochul.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, Representing the 26th District of New York'' "Committees and Caucuses"]</ref>
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Hochul served on the following committees:<ref>[http://hochul.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, Representing the 26th District of New York'' "Committees and Caucuses"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Emerging Threats & Capabilities
 
**Subcommittee on Emerging Threats & Capabilities
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**Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
 
**Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
 
**Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
 
**Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
 
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political positions===
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===Specific votes===
==Specific Votes==
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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Hochul voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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===Lobbying position after leaving office===
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{{Ex lawmakers lobbying positions|Name=Hochul}}
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[New York's 27th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Hochul was running for re-election in 2012. Because of [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], Hochul was running in the newly redrawn 27th district.<ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/city/capital-connection/washington/article814694.ece ''Buffalo News'' "Hochul starts strong as finances are reported," April 17, 2012]</ref> She was unopposed in the Democratic and [[Working Families Party]] primaries and faced [[Chris Collins]] (R) and [[Megan Lavin]] (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref>  She was defeated by [[Chris Collins]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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Hochul ran for re-election in 2012. Because of [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], Hochul was running in the newly redrawn 27th District.<ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/city/capital-connection/washington/article814694.ece ''Buffalo News'' "Hochul starts strong as finances are reported," April 17, 2012]</ref> She was unopposed in the Democratic and [[Working Families Party]] primaries and faced [[Chris Collins]] (R) and [[Megan Lavin]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref>  She was defeated by [[Chris Collins]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
On May 24, 2011, Hochul was elected to the [[United States House]] by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Christopher Lee. She also ran on the Working Families ticket. She defeated Jane L. Corwin ([[Republican|R]], running also on the [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party]] tickets), Jack Davis ([[Tea Party]]), and Ian L. Murphy ([[Green Party]]).<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2011/Special/26CDSpecialVoteResults.pdf ''Statement of Canvass, State of New York, State Board of Elections'' "26th Congressional District"]</ref>
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On May 24, 2011, Hochul was elected to the [[United States House]] by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Christopher Lee. She also ran on the Working Families ticket. She defeated Jane L. Corwin ([[Republican|R]]), running also on the [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party]] tickets), Jack Davis ([[Tea Party]]), and Ian L. Murphy ([[Green Party]]).<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2011/Special/26CDSpecialVoteResults.pdf ''Statement of Canvass, State of New York, State Board of Elections'' "26th Congressional District"]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
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Hochul lost election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Hochul's campaign committee raised a total of $4,602,796 and spent $4,602,796.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=NY27&spec=N ''Open Secrets'' "Kathy Hochul 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed May 20, 2013]</ref>
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/280/12951441280/12951441280.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Kathy Hochul's April Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = U.S. House, New York, District 27 General Election
|Beginning Balance 1 =587291.76
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|party = Democratic
|Total Contributions 1 =355806.02
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|total raised = $4,602,796
|Expenditures 1= 85040.28
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|total spent =$4,602,796
|Cash on Hand 1 =858057.50
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|opponent raised = $1,327,521
|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/747/12971409747/12971409747.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Kathy Hochul's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|opponent spent = $1,312,830
|Date 2 =July 13, 2012
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|org1 = EMILY's List
|Beginning Balance 2 =882595.64
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|org2 = Hodgson Russ LLP
|Total Contributions 2 =617929.83
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|org3 = Plumblers/Pipefitters Union
|Expenditures 2=271805.54
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|org4 = State University of New York
|Cash on Hand 2 =1228719.93
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|org5 = Delaware North Companies
|Report 3 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/240/12972649240/12972649240.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Kathy Hochul's October Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|orgdonor1 = $68,445
|Date 3 =October 15, 2012
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|orgdonor2 = $42,000
|Beginning Balance 3 =1228510.04
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|orgdonor3 = $35,000
|Total Contributions 3 =730644.71
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|orgdonor4 = $28,200
|Expenditures 3=1034613.21
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|orgdonor5 = $24,000
|Cash on Hand 3 =924541.54
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|ind2 = Women's Issues
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|ind3 = Retired
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|ind5 = Building Trade Unions
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|inddonor1 = $359,643
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|inddonor2 = $227,467
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|inddonor3 = $189,069
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|inddonor4 = $185,750
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|inddonor5 = $128,500
 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hochul paid her congressional staff a total of $382,189 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranks 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Kathleen_Hochul.html ''LegiStorm'', "Kathleen Hochul," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hochul paid her congressional staff a total of $382,189 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Kathleen_Hochul.html ''LegiStorm'', "Kathleen Hochul," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Hochul's net worth as of 2010 was estimated at $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033055&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kathleen Hochul (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Hochul's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,041,015 to $2,265,000. That averages to $1,653,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033055&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Kathleen Hochul (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Hochul's net worth as of 2010 was estimated at $0, which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033055&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kathleen Hochul (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Hochul ranked 168th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
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Kathy Hochul
Kathy Hochul.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 26
Retired Representative
In office
June 2011-January 3, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 24, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Clerk of Erie County, New York
2007-2011
Deputy Clerk of of Erie County, New York
2003-2007
Education
Bachelor'sSyracuse University
J.D.Catholic University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 27, 1958
Place of birthBuffalo, New York
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$1,653,007
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (b. August 27, 1958) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Hochul was elected by voters from New York's 26th Congressional District. Due to New York's redistricting, she ran in the newly redrawn 27th District in 2012. She was defeated by Chris Collins on November 6, 2012.[1]

David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report has said Hochul was one of the most vulnerable New York incumbents.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hochul was a "centrist Democratic follower".[3]

Biography

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Hochul was born in Buffalo, New York. She earned a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1980 and a J.D. from Catholic University in 1983.[4]

Career

Upon earning her J.D., Hochul worked as an attorney in private practice. She served as aide to United State Representative John LaFalce from 1984 to 1986, as aide to United States Senator Patrick Moynihan from 1986 to 1988, as Deputy Clerk of Erie County, New York from 2003 to 2007, and as Clerk of Erie County, New York from 2007 to 2011. She was elected by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Christopher Lee in 2011.[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Hochul served on the following committees:[6]

  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats & Capabilities
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
  • Homeland Security Committee
    • Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Hochul voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Lobbying position after leaving office

Hochul was listed in March 2013 by USA Today as 1 of 16 former lawmakers who took on a lobbying related position after leaving office.[8] Sixteen of the 98 total lawmakers who have retired or were ousted by voters since January 2011 hold lobbying-related jobs.[8] USA Today looked at lawmakers who retired, resigned or lost their seats in the last Congress — along with the handful who left their posts during the first months of the new Congress.[8]

Despite rules in place to prevent the constant rotation of lawmakers into lobbying positions, many former lawmakers are entering into positions with either lobbying firms or trade associations.[8] Former House members are barred from lobbying their former colleagues for a year, and former senators are barred for two years.[8]

There are no restrictions, however, on providing behind-the-scenes advice to corporations and others seeking to shape federal legislation.[8] Ex-lawmakers can immediately lobby the executive branch and officials in state and local governments.[8] Many former lawmakers are taking advantage of this slight distinction, and are taking positions after their political careers end as consultants and strategists.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 27th Congressional District elections, 2012

Hochul ran for re-election in 2012. Because of New York's redistricting, Hochul was running in the newly redrawn 27th District.[9] She was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and faced Chris Collins (R) and Megan Lavin (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10] She was defeated by Chris Collins on November 6, 2012.[11]

U.S. House, New York District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Collins 48.9% 161,220
     Democratic Kathy Hochul Incumbent 47.4% 156,219
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3.7% 12,329
Total Votes 329,768
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2011

On May 24, 2011, Hochul was elected to the United States House by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Christopher Lee. She also ran on the Working Families ticket. She defeated Jane L. Corwin (R), running also on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets), Jack Davis (Tea Party), and Ian L. Murphy (Green Party).[12]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 26 Special Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Hochul 47.2% 52,713
     Republican Jane L. Corwin 42.3% 47,187
     Tea Party Jack Davis 9% 10,029
     Green Ian L. Murphy 1.1% 1,177
     Blank/Scattering 0.4% 491
Total Votes 111,597

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Hochul's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Hochul lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hochul's campaign committee raised a total of $4,602,796 and spent $4,602,796.[13]

2011

As Hochul was elected in a special election, OpenSecrets does not have her financial information publicly listed.

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hochul paid her congressional staff a total of $382,189 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hochul's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,041,015 to $2,265,000. That averages to $1,653,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.[15]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hochul's net worth as of 2010 was estimated at $0, which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[16]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Hochul ranked 168th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[17]

Voting with party

November 2011

Kathy Hochul voted with the Democratic Party 84.2% of the time, which ranked 169th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[18]

Recent news

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Personal

Hochul has been married to her husband William for over 27 years and is the mother of Bill and Caitlin.[19]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Lee
U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 26
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Brian Higgins
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Clerk of Erie County, New York
2007-2011
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Deputy Clerk of of Erie County, New York
2003-2007
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