If Cuomo is re-elected, he’ll be only the second person to win a fourth, four-year term as New York governor after Republican Nelson Rockefeller. Cuomo’s father and fellow Democrat, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo, lost his bid for a fourth term.
New York’s longest serving governor was its first: George Clinton, who served for seven three-year terms. Like Rockefeller, Clinton went on to be U.S. vice president.
New York has no gubernatorial term limits.
Cuomo won his third term last fall after defeating Republican Marc Molinaro.