Andrew Cuomo

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Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow cropped.jpeg
56th Governor of New York
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
LieutenantRobert Duffy
Kathy Hochul
Preceded byDavid Paterson
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 Martinez
Assistant Secretary of
Housing and Urban Development
In office
1993–1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Personal details
BornAndrew Mark Cuomo
(1957-12-06) December 6, 1957 (age 60)
Queens, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kerry Kennedy (1990–2005)
ChildrenCara
Michaela
Mariah
ResidenceNew York State Executive Mansion
Alma materFordham University (B.A.)
Albany Law School (J.D.)
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionRoman Catholic[1]

Andrew Mark Cuomo (born December 6, 1957) is the 56th and current Governor of New York State. 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 was able to make same-sex marriage legal in New York, made a law that was tough on guns, and proposed a law that would allow businesses not to pay taxes for some time in some parts of the state. He also said he would not end the moratorium (delay) on hydrofracking, a special process that extracts (takes out) oil and natural gas so that they can be used for fuel and other things. He was reelected governor in 2014.

References[change | change source]

  1. Chapman, Michael (2011-02-21). "Vatican Canon Law Adviser: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Should Be Denied Communion". CNS News. Retrieved 2013-02-16.