New York Democratic Party Announces Congressman Antonio Delgato as Nominee for Lieutenant Governor
For Immediate Release: May 3, 2022
NEW YORK, NY: The New York State Democratic Party today appointed Congressman Antonio Delgado to serve as its nominee for lieutenant governor. Congressman Delgado received unanimous support from the Committee to Fill Vacancies during a meeting held earlier this morning, which will put the congressman on the Democratic ballot for the June 28th primary.
A seasoned campaigner, Congressman Delgado successfully won a competitive primary in 2018 and two general elections in New York’s 19th Congressional district — flipping the swing district from red to blue.
As a member of Congress, Representative Delgado has fought to improve access to affordable healthcare, defend reproductive rights, support small businesses and local farms, and expand access to broadband.
“Having won competitive primary and general elections for Congress, Representative Antonio Delgado is a battle-tested campaigner who has the experience to serve New Yorkers and the work ethic to get our party’s message out to voters, unite communities, and lift up Democratic candidates statewide,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “Congressman Delgado has a proven track record of delivering results for working families, from expanding access to affordable health care, delivering relief for small businesses, and improving public safety in our communities. I know he will work tirelessly on behalf of every New Yorker.”
“I am honored to serve as the New York Democratic Party’s nominee for lieutenant governor,” said Congressman Antonio Delgado. “I was born and raised in New York on the values of hard work, discipline, and passion for service and am incredibly proud to have the opportunity to represent this great state and get things done for New Yorkers.”
“This ticket has what it takes to carry Democrats through November and build a stronger state for all New Yorkers,” said Chairman Jay Jacobs. “Congressman Delgado is an incredibly strong addition to a history-making Democratic ticket that reflects the diversity of our state. Together, Governor Hochul and Congressman Delgado will lead New York to a brighter future.”