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Tuesday, April 26
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

DL21C- Meet Kathy Hochul, Congressional candidate (D-NY26-special election)

Copia Bar/Lounge
307 E 53rd Street (b/t 1st and 2nd Ave)

Tuesday, April 26, join Kathy Hochul to discuss her Congressional race for NY-26 Special Election and the future of Democrats in New York State.

As the only Congressional race in the country, all eyes are on NY-26. A win for Democrats would represent a recall of the extreme Republican agenda that swept the country in the midterms. Let's use the momentum gained from the recall efforts in Wisconsin and show the GOP that their extreme agenda is not what the people voted... for!

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About the election:

The Special Congressional Election is for the open seat created by the resignation of Republican Christopher Lee (the Craig's List Congressman), and will be held in May. Kathy is a progressive, pro-choice candidate. She is running in a 3-way race against a self-funding Tea Party candidate who will likely split votes with her Republican opponent.

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About Kathy:

Kathy Hochul has been the highest ranking female elected official in Erie County since 2007 and served as First Deputy County Clerk for four years prior to her election. During her tenure as Clerk, Kathy has earned a reputation as a fighter for her constituents while dramatically enhancing customer service.

She has been a tireless advocate for the taxpayer, and with the average citizen of Erie County in mind, Kathy became the first elected official to champion the removal of Thruway Tolls within the commuting range of Buffalo when she served on the Hamburg Town Board. She was dubbed the “Stop the Tolls Pioneer” by the Buffalo News in recognition of her effort to eliminate tolls on the I-190.

Some of her other accomplishments as a Councilmember include converting the abandoned Water Works building into the Seaway Trail Visitors Center on the waterfront – now a popular meeting place for fishing enthusiasts, business organizations and residents; recruiting new businesses and working to keep existing businesses in the Town of Hamburg; and being the first elected official to propose a zero salary increase for Councilmembers – never voting for a single pay raise in 13 years.

Kathy has also served as in-house counsel to a major corporation engaged in homeland security, had her own practice in Washington, and served as legal counsel and legislative assistant to Senator Patrick Moynihan and Congressman John LaFalce on Capitol Hill.

In 2006, Kathy joined her mother and aunt in establishing the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for victims of domestic violence and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculata Academy and a local library, as well as co-founded the Village Action Coalition to help local businesses.

Kathy holds a Bachelors degree from Syracuse University and a JD from Catholic University in Washington, DC.

She has been married to Bill since 1984, and is the mother of Billy, a first year law student at the University of Notre Dame, and Katie, a senior at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

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