Hochul chooses Sen. Brian Benjamin as next lieutenant governor

New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A source tells NEWS10 that state Sen. Brian Benjamin will be the new Lieutenant Governor of New York.

Although the Hochul Administration has made no formal announcement, social media posts are pointing to the downstate senator as Hochul’s pick. Among those posters is fellow Sen. Jamaal Bailey:

In recent weeks, Bailey and Benjamin both emerged as top contenders to replace Gov. Kathy Hochul as the state’s second-highest executive. The governor had long maintained her pick would be from New York City; Benjamin represents parts of Harlem in Manhattan.

According to Nexstar contributor Henry Rosoff, Democratic Party leaders in the Bronx also confirmed the news.

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