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Governor Hochul Announces New Lieutenant Governor


Governor Hochul has announced she is appointing Representative Antonio Delgado to serve as the next Lieutenant Governor of New York.

Representative Delgado currently represents NY-19 Congressional District, which includes the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Delgado is Afro-Latino, the first person of color to represent Upstate New York in Congress.

“I am proud to appoint Antonio Delgado, an outstanding leader and public servant, as Lieutenant Governor of New York, and I look forward to working with him to usher in a new era of fairness, equity, and prosperity for communities across the State,” Governor Hochul said. “We share a belief in working together to get things done for New Yorkers, and Representative Delgado has an incredible record of doing just that in Congress. With Antonio Delgado by my side serving as Lieutenant Governor, we will both make history – and make a difference.”

Representative Delgado is a native to Upstate New York and grew up in Schenectady, NY. He attended Colgate University and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. He also has received a degree from Harvard Law School.

He was first elected to Congress in 2018. Representative Delgado is the Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, and he serves on the House Small Business and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.

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