Donna Cuomo

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Donna Cuomo
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 14th Essex District
In office
1993–1999
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
Politician

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]

References[edit]

  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.