Former Rep. Hochul joins M&T Bank

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Hochul, who lost reelection in November 2012, will serve as a representative for the bank with government officials on the local, state and federal level. 

"Kathy brings a broad range of government knowledge and experience to M&T Bank," Mark J. Czarnecki, the bank's president, told the Buffalo News on Wednesday. "As a company employing more than 15,000 people, and as the nation’s 6th largest U.S. Small Business Administration lender, it’s important for M&T Bank to maintain continuing dialogue with our local, state and federal government leaders to help them understand our vital role in creating jobs and economic growth in communities we serve."

Hochul served in the House for two years representing New York's 26th congressional district. She was elected through a special election after former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) resigned.