As of 2015, Andrew Cuomo is the Governor of New York. Cuomo was first elected as governor in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Cuomo previously served as the New York Attorney General and was the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in Bill Clinton's administration.
Cuomo's father, Mario, served as Governor of New York in the 1980s and was a Democratic presidential candidate. While his father was governor, Cuomo served as an adviser until he became an assistant district attorney in 1984. In this capacity Cuomo founded the Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged, or HELP, in 1986. HELP builds and operates transitional and low-income permanent housing.