Donna Cuomo

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Donna Cuomo
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 14th Essex District
In office
Preceded by Joseph N. Hermann
Succeeded by David Torrisi
Personal details
Born (1947-03-19) March 19, 1947 (age 70)
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Residence North Andover, Massachusetts
Alma mater Lowell State College
Salem State University
Occupation Violence Prevention Educator/Victim Advocate

Donna Fournier Cuomo (born March 19, 1947 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is an American politician who represented the 14th Essex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1993–1999.[1] She later served as the deputy director of the Department of Public Safety's programs division.[2]

Cuomo was briefly a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2002. She announced her candidacy on April 2, 2002[2] and dropped out of the race the next day.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Cuomo is the sister of Joseph Fournier, who was murdered by Willie Horton and two other men in 1974.[4] She appeared in an anti-Michael Dukakis ad during the 1988 presidential election.[5]

Cuomo escaped from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks.[6]


  1. ^ 1997–1998 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. p. 105. 
  2. ^ a b Frank Phillips; Stephanie Ebbert (April 3, 2002). "GOP'S No. 2 Race Takes a Twist". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ Fenn, Jennifer (April 4, 2002). "Some in GOP miffed at Mitt". The Sun. 
  4. ^ Sweet, Laurel J. (October 26, 2009). "35 years after Horton murder, victim’s kin carry on his memory". Boston Herald. 
  5. ^ Rosenstiel, Thomas B. (October 28, 1988). "Regional Advertising Proves Tough on Dukakis". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Lazar, Kay (October 9, 2001). "Pair who survived attacks: U.S. should root 'em out". Boston Herald. Retrieved 18 March 2011.