Gov. Kathy Hochul Prepares to Take on her Opponents in Two Upcoming Debates
By Yehudit Garmaise
Gov. Kathy Hochul said she is ready to take on her challengers on the debating stage: twice before New York’s Democratic gubernatorial primary takes place on June 28.
On June 7 and 16, Gov. Hochul, who is running at the top of the ticket for the first time in the NY governor’s race, will face off against top contenders US Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-3rd District), NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
According to Ballotopedia, other contenders for the Democratic nomination in the governor’s race are: Agha Muhammad Saleh, a former chemical engineer, Paul Nichols, the New York State Senate’s deputy chief of staff and counsel, and Nicolae Bunea, who says on his website that he was the NYPD Auxiliary Officer of the Year in 2007.
“I’m eager to participate in these debates to highlight our strong track record of getting things done for New Yorkers,” said Gov. Hochul, who added that since she stepped in the role of governor last August, she has “been focused on creating a safer, more affordable New York, where all of our fundamental rights are protected.”
The governor also said that she is excited to share her message from the debate stage: directly with voters across the state.
“I look forward to keeping up our pace and momentum and defeating Republicans on Nov. 8,” Gov. Hochul said.