Democrat Kathy Hochul sworn in as elected New York governor1 hour in the past
New York Governor Kathy Hochul was sworn in for her first elected time period on Sunday, making historical past as the primary lady elected to the place within the state.
The Democrat, launching her time period because the 57th governor of New York, mentioned her objectives had been to extend public security and to make the state extra inexpensive.
“Proper now there are some fights we have now to tackle,” Hochul mentioned after taking the oath of workplace on the Empire State Plaza Conference Heart in Albany. “First we should and can make our streets safer.”
Hochul additionally known as for making the state extra inexpensive, citing the excessive price of residing. Additionally sworn in Sunday was Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado.
A local of Buffalo, Hochul, 64, defeated Republican congressman Lee Zeldin, an ally of Donald Trump, in November’s election to win the workplace that she took over in 2021 when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned.
A former congresswoman, she served as Cuomo’s lieutenant governor earlier than taking up in August 2021 and has tried to forged herself as a contemporary begin from Cuomo. He resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, which he denies.
New York Democratic U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer described her November victory as “breaking the glass ceiling.”
Throughout her time as governor, New York handed among the strictest gun legal guidelines within the nation, a few of that are experiencing courtroom challenges.
Delgado, a former Democratic U.S. consultant who identifies as Afro-Latino, took over the place as lieutenant governor in Could after Brian Benjamin resigned, and mentioned he couldn’t “wait to get right down to enterprise” of “clear” and “accountable” authorities.
New York Lawyer Normal Letitia A. James, 64, additionally took oath Sunday for her second elected time period within the place. She made historical past in 2018 as the primary lady elected because the state’s lawyer basic and the primary Black individual to serve within the function.
“4 years in the past I made a dedication to make this workplace a pressure of justice. I promise to combat for all New Yorkers, no matter your political affiliation,” James, of Brooklyn, mentioned.
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was sworn in for his fourth time period. “We proceed to reside in a time of unprecedented problem of evil and financial uncertainty. However we New Yorkers are resilient,” he mentioned.