Andrew Cuomo '82, a Democrat, defeated Republican Jeanine Pirro, a 1975 graduate of Albany Law School, in the race for New York State Attorney General. He's already busy to work, familiarizing himself with lawsuits that the state is pursuing and considering whom to appoint to his transition team.
"He's cleared his schedule to focus exclusively on transition issues," Cuomo spokeswoman Wendy Katz told
Newsday. "There's a lot to learn ... and he's really looking to speak with people, to create a transition committee."
He formally takes control Jan. 1 when Eliot Spitzer is sworn in as governor.
More Albany Law School alumni also had success at the polls for the Nov. 7 mid-term election: