“Kathy Hochul shattered barriers and made history today as the first woman to serve as Governor of New York State. It is truly an exciting day.
“I am confident that Governor Hochul has the experience and skills necessary to lead us out of this pandemic and toward a better future for all New Yorkers. As a woman, she will work to change the culture of harassment that has plagued Albany for far too long. As a working mother, she will fight to ensure we adequately fund our schools and that every parent has access to safe and affordable childcare. And as a Western New Yorker, she will make sure that the concerns of our region are heard at the highest level of state government.
“This is indeed a momentous occasion, where a little girl from a working-class home near Buffalo can grow up to occupy the Governor’s Mansion. It was Kathy Hochul’s tenacity, dedication, and extraordinary work ethic that brought her to this day and those same attributes will lead her to great success as our next Governor.
“I look forward to being a strong partner and helping Governor Hochul accomplish her agenda.
“Congratulations Governor Hochul!”