Andrew Cuomo

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Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo 2019.jpg
Cuomo in 2019
56th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 2011 – August 24, 2021
LieutenantRobert Duffy
Kathy Hochul
Preceded byDavid Paterson
Succeeded byKathy Hochul
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
August 5, 2020 – July 8, 2021
DeputyAsa Hutchinson
Preceded byLarry Hogan
Succeeded byAsa Hutchinson
Vice Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
July 26, 2019 – August 5, 2020
Preceded byLarry Hogan
Succeeded byAsa Hutchinson
64th Attorney General of New York
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
GovernorEliot Spitzer
David Paterson
Preceded byEliot Spitzer
Succeeded byEric Schneiderman
11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
January 29, 1997 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byHenry Cisneros
Succeeded byMel Martínez
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Community Planning and Development
In office
May 28, 1993 – January 29, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded bySkirma Kondratas
Succeeded bySaul Ramirez, Jr.
Personal details
Born
Andrew Mark Cuomo

(1957-12-06) December 6, 1957 (age 63)
New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Kerry Kennedy
(m. 1990; div. 2005)
Domestic partnerSandra Lee (2005–2019)
Children3
ParentsMario Cuomo
Matilda Raffa
RelativesChris Cuomo (brother)
Margaret Cuomo (sister)
ResidenceExecutive Mansion
EducationFordham University (BA)
Albany Law School (JD)
Signature
WebsiteGovernment website

Andrew Mark Cuomo (born December 6, 1957) is an American politician. He was the 56th Governor of New York from 2011 to 2021.

He was 64th New York State Attorney General and the 11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Bill Clinton.

He was born in Queens. His father Mario Cuomo was also Governor of New York and Andrew worked for him.

Cuomo has promoted several policies such as legalizing same-sex marriage, tough laws against guns, allowing businesses not to pay taxes for some time in some parts of the state, continuing the moratorium (delay) on hydraulic fracturing for extracting (taking out) petroleum and natural gas, he started the United States Climate Alliance, a group of states intending to stop climate change by following the terms of the Paris Climate Accords and pro-immigration policies.[1]

He was reelected governor in 2014 and 2018. In 2020, he became well known across the country over his leadership and handling over the COVID-19 pandemic in New York. However, his administration was accused of cover-up the actual number of COVID-related deaths in nursing homes.[2]

From late 2020, many of Cuomo's former secretaries and assistants have accused him of sexual harassment.[3][4] In August 2021, an investigation found that Cuomo did sexually harass multiple women during his time as governor.[5] On August 10, 2021, Cuomo announced that he would resign as governor. He resigned on August 24 and was replaced by Kathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor of New York.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Inslee, New York Governor Cuomo, and California Governor Brown announce formation of United States Climate Alliance | Governor Jay Inslee". governor.wa.gov. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  2. McKinley, Jesse; Ferré-Sadurní, Luis (2021-02-12). "New Allegations of Cover-Up by Cuomo Over Nursing Home Virus Toll". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  3. Ferré-Sadurní, Luis; McKinley, Jesse (2021-03-11). "Aide Says Cuomo Groped Her, as New Details of Account Emerge". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  4. Sommerfeldt, Chris. "Seventh Cuomo accuser alleges he 'verbally and mentally abused' her after getting hired for her looks". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  5. Vielking, Jimmy. "New York Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Investigation Finds". New York Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Investigation Finds - WSJ. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  6. "New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns after sexual harassment allegations". NBC News. Retrieved 2021-08-10.