Gov. Andrew Cuomo
January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2014
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2018
January 1, 2019 - August 23, 2021
- December 6, 1957
- New York
- Fordham University, Albany Law School
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, 2011. Born on December 6, 1957, Gov. Cuomo was the second child of Mario Cuomo & Matilda Raffa Cuomo. Gov. Cuomo graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx in 1979 and received his law degree from Albany Law School in 1982. After law school, Gov. Cuomo headed the Transition Committee for then Governor-Elect Mario Cuomo and then served as an advisor to the Governor. At the age of 28, he founded the Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) – a not-for-profit that set a national model for serving the homeless. After the 1996 election, President Clinton appointed Gov. Cuomo to serve as HUD Secretary. In 2006, Andrew Cuomo was elected New York State Attorney General. In November 2018, Gov. Cuomo was re-elected with the largest number of votes of any governor in both the primary and the general elections.
Gov. Cuomo is the proud father of three girls, Mariah, Cara, and Michaela.