Congressman Antonio Delgado
Biography and Accomplishments
Congressman Antonio Delgado successfully flipped New York’s 19th Congressional District in 2018. He ran for office because he believed that for far too long, leaders in Washington have failed to provide a vision forward in an ever-changing global economy that has left thousands in the Hudson Valley and Catskills behind. As a representative of New York’s 19th Congressional District, Delgado is a member of the Agriculture, Small Business and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. He is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, House Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus, and the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, among others.
On August 26, 2019, Delgado announced that his bipartisan bill, H.R. 2336, The Family Farmer Relief Act, was signed into law. The bill aims to aid family farmers during downturns in the economy. Delgado is passionate about being a voice in Congress for working families because he has witnessed how the downsizing or outsourcing of good-paying jobs at companies like General Electric and IBM have devastated his community and diminished the opportunity for upward mobility.
NY-19 is located in upstate New York in the Hudson Valley and Catskills region. It encompasses Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Ostego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties, as well as portions of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties.
While the NY-19 leans Republican, it is important to note that President Obama won this district twice. Trump won the district by six points and Delgado won by five points. Independents are the key to victory in NY-19.
NY-19 is 94% white with Latinos making up 3% of the electorate.