Woman With Kerry Links To Be Governor Of New York

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Kathy Hochul

A WOMAN whose grandparents hailed from Kerry is to become the next Governor of New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this afternoon that he will resign his post in the next fortnight, after allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled against him by several women.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is to take his place. Her grandparents met in Chicago, and relocated to Buffalo, New York were they helped start the first Buffalo Irish Center.

The Buffalo native (whose maiden name is Courtney) was elected lieutenant governor of the state in 2014 as Cuomo’s running mate and won re-election alongside him in 2018. She will be the first female Governor of the state.

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