editorial.11.3.18

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a file photo.


The Filipino Reporter endorses incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a third term in the Nov. 6 polls in the State of New York.

We believe Gov. Cuomo has a lifelong commitment to public service and the proven leadership skills to make government work for the people of the state.

Lifting from https://www.governor.ny.gov/about, as Governor, Andrew Cuomo has been working to make communities across the state stronger and safer for all New Yorkers.

This includes restoring New York’s reputation as the progressive capital of the nation — with groundbreaking accomplishments like passing marriage equality, a $15 statewide minimum wage, and 12 weeks of paid family leave.

Among his other notable achievements, the Governor also worked to enact the strongest gun safety laws in the nation, implement comprehensive policies to combat sexual violence on college campuses, pass reforms to combat New York’s heroin and opioid epidemic, and set forth a plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020.

Under Gov. Cuomo’s leadership, state education aid has increased $6.1 billion or 31 percent over the last six years to its highest level ever — $24.8 billion.

Major infrastructure projects such as the long-stalled Tappan Zee Bridge replacement and the much-needed redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport had been accomplished.

Improvements of trains and their services are also in his infrastructure agenda.

Andrew Cuomo was born on Dec. 6, 1957 in Queens, N.Y.

A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to the same position of his father, Mario Cuomo, held for three terms.

He is a graduate of Fordham University and Albany Law School.

Before becoming governor, he held various responsible positions in the Federal government.

We feel that Mr. Cuomo is the best for New York, or even for the United States in the not too distant future.