Gov. Andrew Cuomo was awarded a third term in office by voters, who chose him by a wide margin over his opponents.
Cuomo, in a speech to supporters, said he hopes to “vindicate” the trust New Yorkers have placed in him by electing him to another four-year term. Cuomo promised a continuation of the policies he’s championed in his first eight years in office, including more progressive issues, like equality for women and strengthening unions.
But he also said he will continue his more fiscally conservative polices, like holding the line on taxes and state spending.