Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C, Elma) issued the following statement:
“I congratulate Governor Hochul and wish her and her administration well as it takes on the many challenges facing our state.
Not only is she New York’s first female governor, she is the first person from Western New York to hold the office in more than 100 years. I anticipate she will bring a different tenor and tone to the Executive Office, along with a willingness to work with members of the legislature and others in state government.
I believe she will respect the role of the legislature and our system of checks and balances as outlined in the State Constitution. Even though we may disagree on some issues, I look forward to working with her to make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.”