Governor Kathy Hochul Welcomed to Bronxville
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022
Bronxville supporters of Governor Kathy Hochul were delighted to welcome her to the Village on May 25, 2022. The Governor spoke to over 70 people on a range of topics, including the recent heart-breaking gun violence in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX. Audience members brought the Village’s chronic flooding issue to the Governor’s attention and heard from her regarding the recent 2023 budget, which includes a more robust reserve fund along with much-needed funding for health, the environment, and small business support after the past two years of COVID disruption. As the first woman to serve the state of New York as Governor, Kathy Hochul brings a variety of public service experience in local government, as a Congresswoman and as Lieutenant Governor to the job. Her pragmatic, low-drama style stands in contrast to others who have held the top state position. Of note, her more collaborative and transparent governing style as well as her efforts to partner with another new elected official, the Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams. Among the attendees were several grandchildren of former New York Governor Hugh Carey (pictured above) as well as local officials, including Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, Bronxville Village Trustees Mary Taylor Behrens and Bill Fredericks, Former County Legislator Ruth Walter and County Executive George Latimer.
Photo Credit: Emily Tull.
Submitted by Niamh Hartnett Merluccio, Bronxville Village Democratic Committee Chair.