Antonio Delgado and his wife, Lacey, are raising their two young boys in Rhinebeck. Antonio was born and raised in Schenectady. Antonio’s family bene ted from a better regional economy during his childhood, which helped lift his family into the middle class. While at Colgate University, Antonio never took his opportunity for granted. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to study law at Harvard. More importantly, that is where he met his wife, Lacey, who grew up in Woodstock, New York.
After graduating from law school, Antonio co-founded an organization that sought to empower young people through music—to reach those who were lost in the system. Antonio says of that experience: “If you listen to these kids, get to know them, you learn that there's more untapped potential out there than our system seems to be able to reach. That needs to change."
Today, Antonio is an experienced attorney in a variety of areas, including complex commercial litigation and contractual matters. He has used his platform as a lawyer to also pursue criminal justice reform.
Antonio's story is rooted in the American ideal that our children might lead better lives than our own. He's proud of what his parents accomplished. Both worked for General Electric in Schenectady for over a decade and recently retired as civil servants of the great State of New York. Through their own success, Antonio was able to create new opportunities for his family. And that's what the American Dream is about.
Antonio is running for Congress because Washington seems more concerned with preserving power than with helping our neighbors achieve the American Dream. He and his family understand this region because they grew up here. Antonio shares our values and will ght to make sure every family is given the opportunity to lead better lives. He will ensure that our government is truly for the people and by the people.