New Lieutenant Governor for New York State

On May 3, New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that António Delgado would be her replacement lieutenant governor, taking over for Brian Benjamin, who left the office in the wake of embezzlement charges from his time as a state senator.

Delgado had previously served as the U.S. representative for New York state’s 19th Congressional District, which was recently redistricted to include Binghamton. Although the redistricting has been struck down by the New York State Court of Appeals, the New York State Democratic Party is challenging the ruling. However, New York state’s 19th Congressional District would still include some parts of Broome County.

In a press release made following the announcement, Delgado said he wants to be a hardworking and attentive lieutenant governor.

“New Yorkers deserve a lieutenant governor who is working day and night to make lives better for working people and their families,” Delgado said. “Upstate, downstate, doesn’t matter. We all want the same things, security, family and opportunity. The key is to listen to New Yorkers from all walks of life and then be their voice to get the job done.”

Gov. Hochul said in the press release that she selected Delgado due to his record of public service. In his new role, Delgado will run on Hochul’s Democratic Party ticket for the upcoming New York gubernatorial elections after swearing into the role later this month.