Andrew Cuomo '82 Elected as New York Governor

11/3/2010 | Facebook | Twitter | Email
 

New York's Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was elected the New York governor yesterday after winning an easy victory.

Cuomo graduated from Albany Law School in 1982, after graduating from Fordham University in 1979.  

Before he was elected, Cuomo served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President Clinton. In the position, he brought 2,000 anti-discrimination cases and forced gun manufacturers to alter their marketing techniques.

He founded the nonprofit Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) to address homelessness in New York state and nationwide before being appointed Secretary of HUD.