New York Governor
Kathy Hochul is no stranger to challenging the status quo. Ever since her activist college years, Hochul has been a trailblazer. Not only is she the first woman to lead the New York Governor’s Office, she is the first governor to come from outside of New York City since 1932. Since taking office in August 2021, Hochul has not shied away from taking decisive actions, such as enforcing the vaccine mandate for health care workers, reaffirming abortion rights and fighting for families by instituting a $200 million additional food assistance package. Last month, to fight climate change, she announced a watershed plan to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings which would make New York City the largest city in America to pass this groundbreaking legislation.