Professor Zephyr Teachout was ranked among the 2021 Upstate Power 100 by City & State NY.
100. Zephyr Teachout
Associate Professor, Fordham University
Imagine how different life would have been if Zephyr Teachout had beat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014. While she lost that race as well as subsequent bids for Congress and attorney general, the Fordham Law professor hasn’t faded into obscurity. She castigated Cuomo over his response to the coronavirus pandemic and the myriad harassment allegations against him. Teachout, who has big ideas about reforming the state constitution to prevent corruption, has applauded state Attorney General Letitia James for holding the governor accountable.