U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ANTONIO DELGADO
D-NEW YORK DISTRICT 19
RACE: Defeated Republican incumbent Representative John Faso to become the first person of African American and Hispanic descent to be elected to Congress from Upstate New York
EDUCATION: Colgate (BA), Harvard (JD)
FAMILY: Married, 2 children
- Strongly supports the U.S.-Israel relationship
- Supports the Iran Nuclear Agreement (JCPOA) and any legislation that promotes the safety of Israel from other hostile nuclear programs
- Supports a woman's right to make her own healthcare decision
- Will fight to defend Planned Parenthood against attempts to defund it
- Supports Roe v. Wade
In His Own Words
"I support women’s rights to make their own health care decisions... I will fight to defend women’s rights from an assault by the current President and Republican-led Congress." 1
"I won’t take a cent of their [NRA] money. That’s not because I don’t respect the rights of gun owners, but because the NRA’s leadership blocks even the smallest commonsense reforms that are supported by a majority of Americans." 2
SOURCES: 1, 2) Delgado for Congress
Played college basketball for Colgate University and participated in the NCAA Division I "March Madness" Tournament.
Received a Rhodes Scholarship while at Colgate, and studied at Queens College, Oxford.
After law school, he released a socially conscious rap album under the name "AD the Voice".
Involved in non-profit work with his wife, who is Jewish, to raise awareness for diversity in the Jewish community.