Beyond Cuomo: What’s Next For New York?


Western New York Native Kathy Hochul Will Become The First Female Governor Of The Empire State

From the Editor, 8/10/21

The news of Governor Cuomo’s resignation comes suddenly, but the writing was on the wall. Staring at a very damning NY Attorney General report, mounting accusations, and almost certain impeachment by his own Democratic party, Andrew Cuomo had very few cards left to play. As of August 24th, 2021, the reign of this three term governor will be over and New York will turn the page. Watch his resignation announcement:

Turning the page maybe an understatement, the end of Cuomo will usher in a new chapter in state history, starting with Buffalo native and current Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. As the first female governor ever in New York, Mrs. Hochul has the experience and political power needed for one of the most influential jobs in the nation. As the new leader of New York State, Hochul will be drawing on leadership in the private sector and serving a term as Congresswoman serving the 26th US congressional district. As a Western New Yorker, it will be only natural for Hochul to advocate for and communicate with upstate New York better than Cuomo or other downstate leaders. As we’ve previously reported, Kathy Hochul knows Allegany County and Wellsville very well:

Lee Zeldin, a Republican from Long Island, has already begun his run for New York State Governor. The reacted to today’s news from Albany and began his presumptive campaign against soon-to-be Governor Hochul:

“Andrew Cuomo’s statement today is a clear indication he is resigning to skirt all repercussions for his actions as opposed to accounting for his misconduct. He knows he would be impeached. He knows he would be voted out of office. Andrew Cuomo broke the law and criminal repercussions must follow, despite him no longer serving in public office. From his deadly nursing home order and coverup, to his $5.1 million self-congratulatory book deal and serial harassment and abuse of others, he’s been unfit to continue serving for a long period of time.

“Unfortunately, for New Yorkers, we’re left with Cuomo’s Lieutenant who empowered this disgusting behavior while Andrew Cuomo cultivated this toxic culture, leaving a trail of victims in its wake. Kathy Hochul has been silent scandal after scandal, from fatal nursing home policies and coverups to rampant harassment, intimidation, bullying and abuse. In November of 2022, we must rid New York of the Cuomo-Hochul administration and its disgraceful legacy. We need new leadership in New York to end the attacks on our freedoms, our wallets and our safety, and Save Our State.”

“Every New Yorker, regardless of who they vote for, where they live or how much they make, deserves much better than this. The last three Democrat Governors have left office embroiled in scandal. Albany corruption is systemic, fundamental and real. One-party Democrat rule enables this type of malign behavior. It’s not just about Cuomo, it’s about those who continue to preserve the status quo and have failed to learn from the mistakes of the past. Voters in New York need to take back control of how we are governed and set the standards we want for those who are given the honor of serving us.”

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