Rep. Delgado is from Schenectady and lives in Rhinebeck with his wife, Lacey, and their twin sons, Maxwell and Coltrane. Rep. Delgado's parents worked for General Electric in Schenectady, demonstrating the values of hard work and commitment to community. It is that hard-working spirit that Rep. Delgado has continued throughout his life: he earned a Rhodes Scholarship while he attended Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and went on to attend Harvard Law School. Rep. Delgado's professional experiences include a career in the music industry focused on empowering young people through Hip Hop culture, as well as working as an attorney in the complex commercial space, where he also dedicated significant time to pro bono work in connection with criminal justice reform. It's because of these diverse professional and personal experiences that Rep. Delgado finds common ground across the aisle and delivers results for the people of New York's 19th Congressional District.
Rep. Delgado spends every day in Congress focused on creating a vibrant local economy, working with local, state, and federal partners -- regardless of party -- to get results for the people here. From improving access to quality, affordable health care to expanding rural broadband to protecting our agricultural interests, Rep. Delgado is dedicated to working across the aisle and standing up for what residents need. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Delgado received the Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award and the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for his bipartisan legislative work. Rep. Delgado takes seriously his responsibility to be a voice for his constituents across the district, and hold himself accountable to them –
Rep. Delgado held 50 town halls in his first term, including 33 town halls in 2019, three in each of the 11 counties in the 19th Congressional District. Rep. Delgado is also committed to ensuring transparency and accessibility: he created four bipartisan, locally-based advisory committees on the priorities important to NY-19 including Small Business, Agriculture, Health Care and Veterans and opened five district offices so that everyone can have their questions answered, issues addressed, and voices heard. Rep. Delgado is the Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. The Congressman also serves on the House Small Business and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.