Kathy Hochul was sworn in as the 57th governor of New York at midnight Tuesday — making history as the first woman to be the state’s chief executive.
The 62-year-old longtime public servant was sworn in by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore at a private ceremony in the state Capitol building.
“Honored to be officially sworn in as New York’s 57th Governor,” Hochul tweeted. “Looking forward to the full swearing-in ceremony with my family later this morning, and addressing the people of New York later today.”
Hochul, a Buffalo native, succeeds disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo after serving under him as lieutenant governor since 2015.
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