ALBANY, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul has made her choice for who will serve as Lt. Governor. She has picked NYS Sen. Brian Benjamin out of New York City. Sen. Benjamin is a Democrat elected to represent the 30th District, which includes the Upper East and West Side in Manhattan, Washington Heights and central Harlem. He was elected to office in 2017. Benjamin holds a BA from Brown and an MBA from Harvard. He has close ties to real estate operations in New York City.
Hochul has not yet formally announced Benjamin as her selection. He would not need to be ratified by the New York State Senate