United States Representative Antonio Delgado (N.Y.) will resign on Wednesday to become the new Lieutenant Governor of New York.
The previous Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is now the governor following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.
“I hereby submit my resignation effective May 25, 2022 at 4 p.m. EST as United States Representative of the 19th District of the State of New York,” the House clerk said, reading a letter Delgado sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Delgado is departing the lower chamber to assume the No. 2 role in the Empire State after former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin (D) resigned from the post in April.
Benjamin was arrested in April and charged with federal program bribery, honest services wire fraud, conspiracy to commit those offenses and falsification of records. He is accused of trying to direct a state-funded grant worth $50,000 to an organization in exchange for campaign contributions.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) earlier this month tapped Delgado to be her new lieutenant governor, and on Monday she said he would be sworn in on Wednesday.
A special election will be held to fill Delgado’s vacated seat in the House of Representative on August 23rd.
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