Governor's Office


The Governor is the Chief Executive Officer of the State. He is also Commander-in-Chief of the military and naval forces of the State which consists of the NY National Guard, NY Naval Militia and the NY Guard.
The Governor must be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the state for five years before the general election in which he is elected.
The Governor delivers a message to the Legislature each year, commonly known as the State of the State, concerning the condition of the State and describing the Governor's initiatives for the year.
Each year the Governor submits a budget of proposed expenditures to the Legislature.
The Governor may convene the legislature for extraordinary sessions and may grant reprieves, commutations and pardons for any offense except treason and cases of impeachment.
The Governor may appoint non-elected State officers, with the advice and consent of the Senate; suspend or remove officers with certain restrictions; and veto any bill passed by the legislature. Any veto may be overridden if the Legislature is still in session and two-thirds of the elected members of each house vote to do so.
The Governor may be impeached by a majority vote of the Assembly, and may be removed after trial and conviction by a two-thirds vote of the Court for the Trial of Impeachments.
In case the person elected Governor shall decline to serve or die after his election but before having qualified and assumed the office of Governor, the person elected Lieutenant-Governor at the same election shall serve as Governor for the term for which the deceased Governor-elect was elected.
In case of a vacancy in the office of Governor alone, "the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the Lieutenant-Governor for the remainder of the term."
In case of a vacancy in both the offices of Governor and Lieutenant-Governor, both vacancies "shall be filled for the remainder of the terms at the next general election happening not less than three months after the vacancy in the office of Governor occurs." The President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, or in his absence the Speaker of the Assembly, shall act as Governor" until and including Dec. 31 of the year in which such election shall have been held.



Governor's Office:   The Executive Chamber, Capitol, Albany NY, 12224    Map this
NYC Office:   633 Third Ave., New York NY, 10017    Map this

Contact Numbers

Governor's Office:  (518) 474-8390
NYC Office:  (212) 681-4580


Andrew M. Cuomo , Governor. $225,000.
Fixed by joint resolution of the Senate and Assembly, adopted March 31, 2019 pursuant to Sec. 3, Art.IV of the NY Constitution. Re-elected November 6, 2018.
Party Affiliation Democrat
Term start Jan 1, 2019, ends Dec 31, 2022
Secretary to the Governor - Melissa DeRosa
Director, State Operations & Infrastructure - Kelly Cummings
Executive Deputy Secretary - Joseph Rabito
Counsel to the Governor - Kumiki Gibson
Special Counselor to the Governor - Elizabeth Garvey
Chief of Staff - Jill DesRosiers
Senior Advisor to the Governor - Richard Azzopardi
Senior Advisor to the Governor - John Maggiore
Governor's Office Director of Emergency Mgmt. - Michael Kopy
Director, Communications - Danielle Lever
Special Counselor to the Governor - Judith Mogul
Chief of Staff to the Director of State Operations - Timothy Ellis
Director, Policy - David Yassky
Deputy Secretary, Health & Human Services - Paul Francis
Deputy Secretary, Civil Rights - Johnathan Smith
Deputy Secretary, Economic Development - Simonida Subotic
Deputy Secretary, Education - Daniel Fuller
Deputy Secretary, Energy & Environment - Kim Harriman
Deputy Secretary, Financial Services - Niall O'Hegarty
Deputy Secretary, Labor - Vacant
Deputy Secretary, Public Safety - Jeremy Schockett
Deputy Secretary, Technology & Innovation - Jeremy Goldberg
Deputy Secretary, Transportation - Christopher O'Brien
Deputy Secretary, Food & Agriculture - Patrick Hooker
Chief Diversity Officer - Julissa Gutierrez