Congressman Antonio Delgado represents New York’s 19th Congressional District in Congress, after unseating former Rep. John Faso in 2018 in a district that voted for President Trump by more than 6 points. A native of Schenectady, Rep. Delgado attended Colgate University before receiving a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford and then graduating from Harvard Law. He is a former lawyer, music company executive, and hip-hop performer. The Congressman currently sits on the Agriculture, Small Business, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees in the House.
Rep. Delgado is an unwavering supporter of Israel. His family is deeply involved in the American Jewish community—his wife, Lacey Schwartz Delgado, works with Be’chol Lashon, a non-profit that raises awareness of the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of historic and contemporary Jewish life.
In Congress, Rep. Delgado plans to work to further enhance the bond between the US and Israel, including through funding programs that safeguard Israel’s security. However, he understands that Israel’s long-term security requires a peaceful, durable resolution to the conflict with the Palestinians. To achieve a sustainable peace, the US must be involved in brokering negotiations toward a two-state solution. Additionally, he supports restoring US aid to the Palestinian Authority because functional institutions lay the groundwork for a future Palestinian state. Congressman Delgado is clear in his view that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a severe threat to Israel. For this reason, he supported the Iran nuclear agreement that the US and international community implemented to drastically reduce Iran’s nuclear capability. He is a cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.