George Pataki is a politician from Peekskill, New York. Pataki is a lawyer and he began his career in the Republican Party. He became Governor of New York for 11 years, starting from 1995 to 2006. But his political career began with being a mayor in his hometown, Peekskill New York. Before becoming Governor of New York, Pataki served in the State Assembly and State Senate. 1994 became the first year Pataki ran for Governor of New York. Despite being stigmatized as an underdog because of fighting incumbent governor Mario Cuomo, Pataki managed to become the winner of the election. Pataki has been married to Libby Rowland since 1973 and has 4 children, including Allison Pataki.
Personal Life from American Politician George Pataki
Pataki is a politician born in Peekskill, New York. His father’s grandfather came from Hungary. Likewise with his grandmother named Erszebet. His grandfather was from Hungary and first came to New York in 1908 to work in a hat factory. Whereas Pataki’s maternal grandparents were immigrants from Italy. Pataki’s father was named Louis. P. Pataki and works as a postman, and manages a farm. Whereas George Pataki’s mother was Margaret Lagana. Pataki has an older brother named Louis George Pataki.
Pataki has foreign language skills. He can speak in Hungarian, Spanish and French, and German. The four languages are still mastered until now. Pataki completed her high school education. Then he continued his education at Yale University. At this university also the president of the United States, George W. Bush, took his education. Pataki then received an academic scholarship and graduated three years later in 1967. His legal degree was obtained in 1970 at Columbia Law School. During his college days, he was once the position as Chairman of the Conservative Party at Yale Political Union. He then participated in debating activities.
Pataki married in 1973 with Libby Rowland and has 4 children, including Allison Pataki who is a writer and journalist. George Pataki’s political career began in 1981 after being elected mayor of Peekskill. Then in 1983, Pataki was re-elected mayor of Peekskill. In 1984, Pataki took office at New York State Assembly by defeating incumbent William J. Ryan. In 1986, Pataki defeated Ryan again. He also won again in 1988 and 1990. In 1994, he began his campaign as Governor of New York. That’s a little story about the former New York Governor, George Pataki.