Talking Points on Announcement of Antonio Delgado as LG 

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. Please find and utilize the talking points below as you see fit. We look forward to partnering with you to help elect Democrats across the state, and believe this is the right ticket to do so. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions. 


Antonio Delgado is a smart and exciting choice to be New York’s next Lieutenant Governor and will be ready to serve on day one. Delgado is a battle-tested campaigner and has already spent years in Congress delivering results for New York families, small businesses, and workers.

Delgado knows New York and is ready to serve: Delgado grew up in Schenectady and as son of General Electric workers, he was raised on the values of hard-work and service. He lives in Rhinebeck with his wife, Lacey, and their twin eight-year-old sons, Maxwell and Coltrane. His district covers 11 counties and he has held 65 town halls in his two terms in Congress.

Delgado is historic: Delgado is Afro-Latino, the first person of color to represent Upstate New York in Congress and a member of both the Black and Hispanic Congressional Caucuses. In combination with Hochul being the first female governor, this historic ticket continues to break barriers.

Delgado is battle-tested: Delgado will be uniquely capable of building a strong and well-funded campaign, and he has repeatedly won tough races:

• In his race for Congress in 2018, Delgado decisively won a competitive Democratic primary and went on to flip NY-19, which Donald Trump had won by 6 points in 2016. 

• In 2020, a difficult year for House Democrats, Delgado was one of a few swing Democrats to return to Congress. 

Delgado has a record of results: Delgado has had 18 bills signed into law – signed by presidents of both parties. He’s focused on improving access to affordable healthcare, protecting small businesses and family farms, expanding access to broadband, and building a vibrant local economy across New York.

• He is the Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, and he serves on the House Small Business and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.

The Hochul-Delgado team will continue delivering results for New Yorkers:The Congressman joins Governor Hochul in prioritizing public safety, good-paying jobs, strong public schools, and affordable health care. They will work tirelessly to make people’s lives better.

—NY Dems
May 3, 2022