New York’s new lieutenant governor was sworn in on Wednesday

New York will receive its next lieutenant governor on May 25 following the resignation of the latest guy, Brian Benjamin (D-Harlem) after being arrested on federal corruption charges which he denies.

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (D-Schenectady) resigns from Congress and will be sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of New York.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A special election to fill the remainder of Delgado’s term in the 19and The district is expected to be set by Governor Kathy Hochul to coincide with the primaries for the new congressional districts on Aug. 23.

The current Delgado District encompasses the Hudson Valley and a small portion of the southern portion. The newly approved and signed reworked and redesigned Congress Card has the 19and district taking up much of present-day 22n/a district stretching from the Hudson Valley north to Albany and west through Binghamton and Owego and into the Finger Lakes region.

Democrat Pat Ryan came second in the Democratic primary for the 19-year-oldand District in 2018. He indicated that he will run in the new 19and district. Republicans: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Brandon Buccola also have their sights set on the 19thand District.

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