At the June 1st General Meeting of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee, Antonio Delgado was endorsed by a majority of the membership present to run for Lieutenant Governor of New York State. Delgado’s name will appear on the June 28th Primary in New York State.
Born and raised in Schenectady, Antonio’s parents worked for General Electric in Schenectady, demonstrating the values of hard work and commitment to community. This work ethic inspired him to earn a Rhodes Scholarship while attending Colgate University. After his Rhodes Scholarship in Oxford he attended Harvard Law School, receiving a degree in law.
His hard work ethic has allowed him to experience several jobs that he feels help him to connect with the people of New York State. His diverse experiences include a career in the music industry focused on empowering young people through hip hop and working as an attorney focusing on complex commercial litigation, while dedicating significant time to pro bono work in connection with criminal justice reform.
Delgado, the first African-American elected to Congress from Upstate New York, has served as the US Representative to New York’s 19th Congressional District since 2019. In the US 19th he has been a fierce advocate for New York, helping us recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting our small businesses and supporting family farms. The latest federal rescue plan included Representative Delgado’s Direct Support for Communities Act which delivers $130.2 billion in aid directly to local communities, including $10.8 billion to counties, towns, and villages in New York. He has maintained his commitment to effective and bipartisan lawmaking that delivers real results and has had 18 bills signed into law.
On May 3rd, Governor Kathy Hochul appointed Delgado Lieutenant Governor of New York State. He will run in the Primary on June 28th for a term to begin in January, 2023. His campaign website is delgadoforny.com.