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Lieutenant Governor-Designate Antonio Delgado today announced his plans to resign from Congress and be sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of New York on Wednesday, May 25th.
After spending nearly four years in Congress, Delgado has a record of accomplishments. The first person of color to represent upstate New York, 18 of Delgado’s bills were signed into law by presidents of both parties. He has fought to improve access to affordable healthcare, protect small businesses and family farms, and expand access to broadband, all while working to build a vibrant local economy across New York during his time in Congress.
The Lieutenant Governor-Designate joins Governor Hochul in prioritizing good-paying jobs, affordable health care, protecting the right to choose, improving public schools, and public safety.
“It has been an honor to serve in Congress, delivering results and fighting for the constituents of the 19th District. Now, I am ready to put my years of experience and ability to connect people to work for the entire State of New York,” Lieutenant Governor-Designate Antonio Delgado said. “New York needs an experienced leader with a history of getting things done. I am more than ready to step into this role as Lieutenant Governor and work tirelessly, every day, to improve the lives of New Yorkers.”
“Antonio Delgado is a phenomenal leader and public servant with a record of getting things done for New Yorkers, and he will serve as a trusted partner as New York’s Lieutenant Governor,” Governor Hochul said. “I look forward to working together on critical issues including education, affordable housing, economic development and infrastructure, and his experience in Washington will make him a key liaison to our Congressional Delegation. I am grateful to Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for her service during the transition and for our continued partnership.”
In addition to this, building upon his record in Congress securing historic federal investment in infrastructure, as well as over $10 billion in direct economic relief to every county, city, town and village across New York State, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado will serve as a liaison between local, state, and federal partners to advocate for the Governor’s priorities and initiatives.