Governor of New York

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The The Governor of the State of New York is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in New York. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has not term limit.

Current officer

The 56th and current governor is Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat elected in 2010.

Governor Cuomo is divorced. His girlfriend, Sandra Lee, serves as the First Lady on New York.


The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article IV, the Executive Department.

Under Article IV, Section I:

The executive power shall be vested in the governor...


Candidate for the governor's office must be:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • at least 30 years old
  • a resident of New York for at least five years prior to the election




New York

The Governor charged with a number of responsibilities such as the preparation of the state's budget, execution and enforcement of the state of New York laws and Commander-in-Chief of New York's military and naval forces.

Other duties and privileges of the office include:


Contact information

Governor of New York
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

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