Statement from State Senator Anna M. Kaplan On Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul

CARLE PLACE, NY (AUGUST 10, 2021) State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) issued the following statement today following the announcement that Governor Andrew Cuomo will resign:

Senator Anna M. Kaplan said "The COVID crisis continues to present our community with unprecedented challenges on a daily basis, and in this extraordinary moment, New York needs strong leadership in Government to ensure that we overcome those challenges, and build back better and stronger than ever. I believe that our Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is immensely qualified to step into that role on day one and lead New York to brighter days.

Lieutenant Governor Hochul has often been called an Honorary Long Islander because she spends so much time here fighting for issues that matter to us, and standing up for small businesses in our community. I have no doubt that she will continue to fight for us as our next Governor, and I look forward to working with her to ensure our communities are safe, and our recovery is moving forward."