Andrew M. Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, 2011. Born on December 6, 1957, Andrew M. Cuomo was the second child of Mario Cuomo & Matilda Raffa Cuomo. His paternal grandparents Andrea and Immaculato Cuomo emigrated from Salerno, Italy to South Jamaica, Queens in the 1920s, where Andrea ran a small grocery story.
In Queens, Andrew Cuomo learned the reality of the middle-class, working family struggle. He graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx in 1979 and received his law degree from Albany Law School in 1982.
After law school, Andrew Cuomo headed the Transition Committee for then Governor-Elect Mario Cuomo and then served as an advisor to the Governor.
After the 1996 election, President Clinton appointed Andrew Cuomo to serve as HUD Secretary. In 2006, Andrew Cuomo was elected New York State Attorney General. In November 2018, Governor Cuomo was re-elected with the largest number of votes of any governor in both the primary and the general elections. In his third term, he continues his fight for justice in the face of a federal government that is threatening the essential American compact of opportunity for all and acceptance of all.
Andrew Cuomo is the proud father of three girls, Mariah, Cara, and Michaela.more » « less