Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado

Antonio Delgado is Lieutenant Governor of New York State, appointed by Governor Kathy Hochul in May 2022.

Family, education and early career

Lieutenant Governor Delgado is a native of Schenectady, NY, and lives in Rhinebeck with his wife, Lacey, and their twin sons, Maxwell and Coltrane. Growing up, his parents worked for General Electric in Schenectady, demonstrating the values ​​of hard work and commitment to the community. This spirit of hard work stayed with him throughout his life: he earned a Rhodes Scholarship while attending Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, and after returning from Oxford he earned a degree in law from Harvard Law School. Prior to serving as Lieutenant Governor, Delgado enjoyed a career in the music industry focused on empowering youth through hip hop; worked as a lawyer specializing in complex commercial litigation, while devoting significant time to pro bono work in criminal justice reform; and served in the United States House representing New York’s 19th congressional district. It is through these diverse professional and personal experiences that Delgado finds common ground with people from all walks of life.

In Congress

Delgado was the first person of color to represent upstate New York in Congress. While there, he focused on improving the lives of New Yorkers, working with local, state and federal partners – regardless of party – to achieve results. Whether it’s improving access to affordable, quality health care, fighting for universal preschool, serving our nation’s veterans, or protecting our small businesses and family farms, Delgado has was an effective legislator who got results. Eighteen of his bills have been signed into law under two different presidents, and he has been recognized by various organizations throughout his tenure in Congress for his bipartisan work. His legislative accomplishments include passing his Family Farmer Assistance Act, the Strengthening Student Financial Aid Act, and the Enhancing Benefits for Underserved Veterans Act, among others. When the pandemic hit, Delgado focused on securing federal support for frontline and essential workers and small businesses. He was successful in securing much-needed loan repayment relief for small businesses and his Direct Support to Communities Act provided $10.8 billion to New York counties, cities and towns for economic recovery. .

Delgado served as chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Trade, Energy and Credit, as well as the House Small Business and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.

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