NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Kathy Hochul (D), who is running for the open House seat in New York's 26th congressional district in the May 24 Special Election. The seat opened up when Rep. Chris Lee (R) resigned in February after a scandal.
This race is receiving national attention, with polls showing Hochul with a slight lead in this traditionally Republican district, as she speaks out about attacks on Planned Parenthood funding, the House leadership's plan to voucherize Medicare, and proposed cuts to Social Security, education, and other programs that serve and employ women.
Hochul has been the highest ranking elected woman in Erie County since 2007 and served as first deputy county clerk for four years prior to her election. During her tenure as county clerk, Hochul has earned a reputation as a fighter for her constituents while dramatically enhancing customer service.
Hochul supports women's rights and worked in the community to support victims of domestic violence. In 2006, Hochul joined her mother and aunt in establishing the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for victims of domestic violence and currently serves on its board of directors.
For more information please visit her website.
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