Gov. Kathy Hochul elected Governor of New York

Posted at 11:19 PM, Nov 08, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Kathy Hochul has been elected as Governor of New York.

Hochul, a Democrat, faced off against Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin.

The Western New York native, who previously served as lieutenant governor, was sworn in as the 57th governor of New York in August 2021 after Andrew Cuomo's resignation.

She became the first woman to hold the position.

Governor Hochul delivered a victory speech shortly after 11:30 p.m.

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Lee Zeldin has not conceded the race. The Republican candidate delivered a speech around midnight. In the speech, Zeldin said he expected the gap between votes for himself and Hochul to close as the overnight hours went by.

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