Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

August 26, 2021

“Governor Hochul’s decision to appoint Senator Brian Benjamin as Lieutenant Governor underscores her administration’s commitment to bringing new voices and representation to the Executive Chamber. Senator Benjamin has been a consistent ally here in Albany, working tirelessly on behalf of his constituents and fighting every day for a better New York. He represents the dedication needed to bring real change and results to our state. I look forward to working with this new administration on important measures so we can continue to serve the people of New York.”