Experts who study politics and women’s roles in political positions say Governor Kathy Hochul is now the most powerful female Governor in the nation’s history.
The main reason for her power is because New York is not like many other states in the way such a large amount of power is concentrated on the governor.
Her position challenges the stereotype of what people say they picture when picturing a governor- a man. Globally, people also think of New York and New York City when they picture America.
Only 44 other women have faced the challenge of proving themselves as a state governor, and Hochul seems up for the challenge.