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Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.)

  • District: 26th District, Suburban Buffalo and Rochester; rural west
  • Residence: Amherst
  • Born: August 27, 1958; Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Husband, William J. Hochul Jr.; two children
  • Education: Syracuse U., B.A. 1980 (political science); Catholic U., J.D. 1983
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Hamburg Town Board, 1994-2007; Erie County clerk, 2007-11; U.S. House, 2011-13
  • Elected: Elected: 2011 (1st term); Defeated Jane Corwin, R, in a special election May 24, 2011, to succeed Christopher Lee, R, who resigned
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence; Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications)

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State Information: 26th District, Suburban Buffalo and Rochester; rural west

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2011 special Kathy Hochul (D) 52,713 47.4%
Jane Corwin (R) 47,187 42.5%
Jack Davis (TEA) 10,029 9%
Ian Murphy (GREEN) 1,177 1.1%
2010 general Christopher Lee (R) 151,449 73.6%
Philip Fedele (D) 54,307 26.4%
2008 general Christopher Lee (R, INDC, C) 148,607 55%
Alice Kryzan (D) 109,615 40.5%
Jonathan Powers (WFM) 12,104 4.5%
2006 general Thomas Reynolds (R, C) 109,257 52%
Jack Davis (D, WFM, INDC) 100,914 48%
2004 general Thomas Reynolds (R, INDC, C) 157,466 55.6%
Jack Davis (D, WFM) 125,613 44.4%
2002 general Thomas Reynolds (R, C, INDC) 135,089 73.6%
Ayesha Nariman (D) 41,140 22.4%
Shawn Harris (RTL) 4,084 2.2%
Paul Fallon (GREEN) 3,146 1.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 46% John McCain: 52%
2004 John Kerry: 43% George W. Bush: 55%
2000 Al Gore: 45% George W. Bush: 52%

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