NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
New York's Governor, who has a home address in New Castle, was born Dec. 6, 1957 and is 59 on Tueaday.
Andrew Mark Cuomo became the 56th Governor of New York on Jan. 1, 2011.
A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo has held the same position his father, Mario Cuomo, held for three terms.
Born in Queens, N.Y., he is a graduate of Fordham University and Albany Law School.
Cuomo began his career working as the campaign manager for his father and then was an assistant district attorney in New York City before entering private practice.
He founded Housing Enterprise for the less privileged, and was appointed chair of the New York City Homeless Commission, a position he held from 1990 to 1993.
Cuomo joined the Clinton administration in 1993, when he was appointed Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1997 to 2001.
After a failed campaign for governor in 2002, Cuomo was elected Attorney General of New York in 2006.
In May 2010, Cuomo announced he was running for governor. He won with 63 percent of the vote. During his first term, New York legalized same-sex marriage and toughened gun control.
Cuomo was elected to a second term in 2014 with 54 percent of the vote.