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Antonio Delgado (politician)

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Antonio Delgado
Democratic Party nominee for
U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 19th district
Election date
November 6, 2018
Opponent(s)John Faso
IncumbentJohn Faso
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Lacey Schwartz
ResidenceRhinebeck, New York
Alma materColgate University
Harvard Law School

Antonio Ramon Delgado is an American attorney and politician from the state of New York.

Delgado is from Schenectady, New York. He attended Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School and played for the school's basketball team. He enrolled at Colgate University and played college basketball for the Colgate Raiders men's basketball team.[1] He earned a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford.[2] and graduated from Harvard Law School. After law school, he moved to Los Angeles, and worked in the music industry.[3] In 2007, Delgado released a rap album under the stage name "AD the Voice", with lyrics concerning social justice.[4][5] He then worked in the New York office of the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld conducting litigation.[6]

In the 2018 elections, Delgado is running for the United States House of Representatives in New York's 19th congressional district. He defeated six other candidates in the Democratic Party [[[primary election]], and will face incumbent Republican John Faso in the November 6 general election.[7]

Delgado's wife, Lacey Schwartz, were married in 2011.[8] Lacey made a documentary film for PBS in 2015 called "Little White Lie," examining being biracial.[2] They have twin children and live in Rhinebeck, New York.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jim Schiltz (May 16, 2018). "Congressional candidate Delgado played basketball, too". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jake Lahut (July 29, 2018). "Humble roots to the 'big tent' - Schenectady native Delgado has his eyes on Congress". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  3. Hamilton, Matthew (June 5, 2017). "Democrat Antonio Delgado makes NY-19 bid official - Capitol Confidential". Blog.timesunion.com. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  4. "He's a Rhodes Scholar. The G.O.P. Keeps Calling Him a 'Big-City Rapper.' - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  5. Grady, Constance (September 12, 2018). "Republican TV ad criticizes Antonio Delgado's rap career". Vox. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  6. Bragg, Chris (May 12, 2018). "Faso opponent new to the 19th District". Times Union. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  7. https://www.wktv.com/content/news/Rhinebeck-lawyer-Antonio-Delgado-wins-19th-district-Democratic-primary-486638111.html
  8. "Lacey Schwartz, Antonio Delgado: Weddings - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. September 25, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2018.

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