Share on WeChat
Copy the link and open WeChat to share.
 Share on WeChat
Copy the link and open WeChat to share.
 Share on WeChat
Scan QRCode using WeChat,and then click the icon at the top-right corner of your screen.
 Share on WeChat
Scan QRCode using WeChat,and then click the icon at the top-right corner of your screen.

Andrew Cuomo

D 2


Political Experience

Professional Experience

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

Additional Information

Andrew Cuomo (Democrat) is the Governor of New York. Cuomo was elected to the office on November 2, 2010. He was reelected to a second term in 2014 and a third term in 2018. He ran on a joint ticket with the lieutenant gubernatorial nominee, Kathy Hochul (D).Cuomo also ran in the 2018 election on the Independence Party, Women's Equality Party, and Working Families Party tickets. He is the 56th governor of New York.

Cuomo faced no opposition for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2010. In 2014 and 2018, he faced challenges from candidates who cast themselves as progressive alternatives. Zephyr Teachout challenged him for the Democratic nomination in 2014, and Cynthia Nixon challenged him in 2018. Cuomo won around two-thirds of the vote against each challenger.

Prior to being elected governor of New York, he was the state's attorney general from 2007 to 2010. He also served in the cabinet of President Bill Clinton as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1997 to 2001.

Cuomo was born on December 6, 1957, in Queens, N.Y. The son of former Governor Mario Cuomo, he graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School, Fordham University, and Albany Law School. Cuomo was named a top aide to his father's inaugural campaign for governor shortly after receiving his law degree. He then joined the governor's staff as one of his father's top policy advisers, a position he filled on and off throughout the course of the senior Cuomo's 12-year governorship.

Cuomo worked two years as a New York assistant district attorney and briefly for the law firm of Blutrich, Falcone & Miller. He became active in the policy areas of homelessness and state housing policy during the 1980s and 1990s. He later created Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP), a nonprofit organization focusing on homeless initiatives. Cuomo was appointed chairman of the New York City Homeless Commission during the administration of New York City Mayor David Dinkins from 1990 to 1993.

Prior to ascending to the state's top post, Cuomo spent time at the federal level, serving as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997 and as secretary of HUD from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Returning to the state level, Cuomo served as New York attorney general from 2006 to 2010.


  • Graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School (1975)
  • B.A., Fordham University (1979)
  • J.D., Albany Law School (1982)

Presidential preference

2016 presidential endorsement

? Cuomo endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.