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Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Brian Benjamin

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2021

SHANDAKEN, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

"Governor Hochul’s decision to select State Senator Brian Benjamin as her Lieutenant Governor is a wise one for New York. Raised in a union household, Senator Benjamin understands the vital importance of organized labor to middle-class families and has also been a leader in providing affordable housing and job training to the residents in his community. Senator Benjamin’s relationships in the state legislature and his longstanding community ties in downstate New York will greatly supplement Governor Hochul and immediately assist her administration with the priorities she laid out yesterday."