I Love New York
Candidates for Governor:
Rob Astorino (R)
Andrew Cuomo (D)
Robert P. Astorino (born May 3, 1967) is the Westchester County Executive and an American media personality and politician who is a radio host and program director for the Catholic Channel on SIRIUS Satelitte Radio. He was one of the founders of 1050 AM ESPN Radio in New York City, and worked as the station's Executive Producer, and as Executive Producer of the of The Michael Kay Show. He is also a television host on the MSG Network.
Astorino served as a member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators from 2003 to 2005, when he launched an unsuccessful bid to unseat Westchester County Executive Andy Spano. In 2009, he was elected County Executive as a Republican, defeating Andrew Spano. In 2013, Astorino defeated Democratic challenger Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle, for reelection. He resides in Mount Pleasant, New York with his wife and three children.
Andrew Mark Cuomo (/ˈkwoʊmoʊ/; born December 6, 1957) is an American politician who is the 56th and current Governor of New York. A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo was elected Governor in 2010, holding the same position his father Mario Cuomo held from 1983 to 1994.
Born in Queens, New York, Cuomo is a graduate of Albany Law School. Cuomo began his career working as an assistant district attorney in New York City before entering private practice. He founded the Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged and was appointed Chairman of the New York City Homeless Commission, where he served from 1990 to 1993.
Cuomo then 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 (HUD). He then served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1997 to 2001.
After a failed campaign for Governor in 2002, Cuomo was elected to one term as Attorney General of New York in 2006; serving until 2011. After incumbent Governor David Paterson announced that he would not seek reelection, Cuomo announced his intentions to run for the Democratic nomination in May 2010. He won in an uncontested primary and faced Republican Carl Paladino in the general election, where he won with 62% of the vote. Cuomo was sworn into office on January 1, 2011.
Howie Hawkins (born 1952) is an American politician and activist with the Green Party of the United States and Socialist Party USA. He was New York's Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in the State of New York in 2006. During the 2008 Green Party primaries Hawkins served as a placeholder candidate for Ralph Nader on some 2008 Green Party primary ballots, until Nader announced his intentions for the 2008 election. In 2009, he received 41 percent of the vote as the Green Party candidate for 4th District Common Councilor in Syracuse, New York. In 2010 Hawkins ran as the Green Party's candidate for 2010 Governor of New York and restored ballot status for the party by receiving more than the necessary 50,000 votes, On April 9th, 2014, Hawkins announced his second campaign for Governor of New York.