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In 2018, 36 of the country’s 50 states held gubernatorial elections. A record 16 women were nominated by major parties for office, nine of whom were successful, making the current number of women governors on par with the record number of 2004. The LGBTQ+ community has also made historic strides, like Jared Polis from Colorado. became the first openly gay man to be elected governor in the United States, and Kate Brown of Oregon, who is bisexual, won re-election in her state.
Fast forward to the 2022 elections, and 36 states will re-elect or re-elect their governors. But who are these powerful politicians and what did they do before taking power over their states?
Stacker analyzed past roles each current governor had before taking office and found resumes ranging from positions as cabinet secretaries to CEO of an ice cream company. Read on to find out where your state’s governor developed and honed the leadership skills that propelled him into public office or check out the national story here.
Kathy Hochul (D-New York)
After then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in 2021, his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, took office. New York’s first female governor was originally a lawyer by trade, serving as legal counsel to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and…