Antonio Delgado Becomes First NY Lieutenant Governor With Latino Roots

Democrat Antonio Delgado was sworn in as New York’s lieutenant governor Wednesday, becoming the state’s first person of Latino heritage to serve in statewide office.

Delgado, who identifies as Afro-Latino, is taking on the largely ceremonial role in the administration of Gov. Kathy Hochul, who selected him for the job. It was previously held by Brian Benjamin, who resigned following his arrest in April for federal corruption charges, which he has denied.

Delgado, 45, will also be Hochul’s running mate in this year’s gubernatorial election.

Hochul, speaking at a ceremony in New York City before Delgado was sworn into office, said he shares her views of what it means

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