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What Jewish New Yorkers need to know about Kathy Hochul, who will replace Cuomo as governor


August 20, 2021

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, center, in yellow jacket, meets with leaders of New York City's Jewish community to discuss a nationwide rise in antisemitic attacks, May 9, 2019.

(New York Jewish Week/JTA) - Kathy Hochul, who is set to succeed Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York, is no stranger to the New York Jewish community.

Cuomo resigned Tuesday, a week after a state investigation concluded that he sexually harassed 11 women. He had faced intense pressure to step aside, including from President Joe Biden, or face impeachment.

Cuomo enjoyed a warm working relationship with Jews across the denominational spectrum. As Cuomo's surrogate, Hochul has made it a point to keep up with the issues and concerns of Jews, local leaders say, visiting Jewish day schools, meet...

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