He founded Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP USA) and was appointed chair of the New York City Homeless Commission, a position he held from 1990 to 1993. In May 2010, Cuomo announced he was running for governor in the 2010 election, and he won with 63% of the vote.
In 1993, Cuomo joined the Clinton Administration as Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. During his first term, New York legalized same-sex marriage and enacted gun control legislation.
“We don’t even think about it, and nobody says anything,” Lee said.
But because the Food Network mainstay is not his wife, she is not entitled to a State Police security detail.
Sandra Lee refused to answer questions about her boyfriend, Gov. Lee, a co-chair of the event, instead said the cause was important because, “There are a million people in the United States that have HIV and AIDS, and 15 percent of them don’t even know they have it,” and only mentioned Cuomo by adding, “Andrew is being honored, too.” J.
Lee now spends a lot of time with Cuomo’s kids, 16-year-old twins Mariah and Cara, and Michaela, 13.
Her devotion to them helps cement her bond with Cuomo, Lee said.
“It’s not just the poor and the homeless that are suffering.
It is the middle class, too,” said Lee, who came from an impoverished background and has written about her mom relying on food stamps to feed the family Today, the “Semi-Homemade” star is going to food banks in Albany and Syracuse, and she plans on visiting others, including one in Manhattan, over the next couple of weeks.
Andrew Cuomo, at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation benefit — even though the Gov was being honored at the event. Crew’s Jenna Lyons was more forthcoming, even when we brought up how she was stopped by security at a White House fashion event recently. “I’m going to be doing this all night.” Anderson Cooper was bolder while auctioning off lunch with himself and Matt Lauer.